Surgical Dermatology

We all wonder if these various small lumps and bumps we feel under our skin are a cause for worry. Most times these small lumps are harmless, benign growths, especially if they are the type of lump that moves around freely under the skin. This...

It is recommended that monthly self skin checks be done by all individuals. It should be a head to toe evaluation so that any lesions or moles can be defected as changing, indicating the possibility of skin cancer. Skin cancers that are found early are...

First of all, virtually everyone has moles. And moles appear when cells grow in a cluster instead of being spread out over the skin. These cell clusters are called melanocytes, and they are made up of the pigment that gives us our skin color. Generally,...

Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers. Each year approximately 1 million people will be diagnosed with some type of skin cancer. Those cancers include Basal Cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. It is important to understand what each...

A full body skin exam is vitally important in the finding and diagnosis of skin cancer, the most common cancer found today. Melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer accounts for more than 75% of all deaths from skin cancer. Melanoma. If detected early, is...

It’s summertime….being outside is part of the program. There are activities galore, most of which involve the outdoors and plenty of sun exposure. There are a number of things that one can do to reduce the damage of the summer sun and the potential for...

Moles, brown spots, and growths on the skin are usually harmless, but not always. It is also important to note that anyone who has greater than 100 moles is at a greater risk of Melanoma. There are ways to help identify possible skin cancer before it...

Mohs surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), developed by Dr. Fredrick Mohs in the 1930s, is a technique that uses both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancers in a doctor's office. During the surgery, the tissue is removed and while the patient waits, the tissue...

Skin cancer, much like any form of cancer, may require surgery to remove cancerous growths. Your doctors can surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance. There are a variety of methods used to treat basal cell, squamous...

Melanoma is the least common but the most deadly skin cancer, accounting for only about 1% of all cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. It affects about 2 percent of people during their lifetime on average, and rates are going up. Unlike...