Surgical Dermatology

Surgical Dermatology

Unfortunately, not all skin cancers can be treated the same way.  Each skin cancer requires and individualized approach to best address and treat the area. Certain serious skin cancers require a more invasive approach in which the area of skin must be surgically removed. Treating skin cancer and other conditions requires a two-fold approach that (1) ensures the complete removal of the cancerous or diseased tissue to prevent, as much as possible, future health concerns; and (2) minimizes the impact of the surgery on your appearance, especially when the treatment involves highly visible areas of the body such as the head and face.

Thus, when choosing a physician to treat your skin cancer, it is critical to select a surgeon with the necessary training and experience to handle both aspects of your care: the medical and the aesthetic. Our highly-trained Board certified dermatologists have years of experience removing skin lesions.  Dr. Jamie L. McGinness and Dr. Diana Vork will discuss all the risks and benefits about surgical removal of your skin cancer with you, and we will tailor our surgical approach specifically to you to give you the best possible outcome.  Some skin cancers are particularly difficult to remove due to their location on the body such as the face or other sensitive areas.  In these cases,  Dr. Jamie L. McGinness can help.  Dr. McGinness is a Board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon specializing in the treatment of skin cancer, specifically with Mohs surgery, an advanced, highly effective technique that has up to a 99% cure rate.  Moreover, Dr. McGinness’ extensive expertise includes the advanced surgical reconstructive techniques required to repair the skin after Mohs surgery and return it, as closely as possible, to its pre-surgical condition. 

Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers areas of expertise in surgical dermatology include:

If you are facing a skin cancer diagnosis or have another skin condition requiring a surgical solution, please Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center to schedule a consultation today. Dr. McGinness and Dr. Vork will work closely with you and, when appropriate, your referring physician to conduct a thorough analysis of your medical history and skin concerns in order to develop a customized treatment plan just for you. In many cases, the Mohs surgery or excisional surgery can be performed at the same time as the necessary reconstruction, although in some cases, delayed reconstruction or reconstruction with a facial plastic surgeon may be required to facilitate the best outcome possible. Our goal is to ensure that you feel welcome, safe, and comfortable discussing all of your concerns about your health, to help us maximize your chances of making a full and complete recovery!


Contact Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

The team at Metro East Dermatology and Skin Care Center is dedicated to excellence in patience care. With years of specialized training, and the same compassion, caring, and personalized attention you expect from your family doctor, we will work closely with you, your dermatologist (if you were referred by one), and your primary care physician to develop a personalized course of dermatologic treatment designed to successfully address your specific health concerns.

If you are facing a diagnosis of skin cancer, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your consultation today.

Contact Us

Metro East Dermatology &
Skin Cancer Center

331 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon IL 62269

1000 Eleven South
Columbia IL 62236
(618) 622-SKIN (7546) (618) 622-7547