Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Skin cancers are rather common tumors that increase in frequency as our life span increases and as we receive more sun exposure. There are several types of skin cancers including Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. A variety of treatment modalities ranging from Excisional Surgery, Laser Surgery, Cryosurgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery are available at Suncoast Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center. For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology website at http://www.aad.org/.
SRT Radiation for Skin Cancer
SRT or Superficial Radiotherapy is a non-invasive option for treatment of specific skin cancers on specific locations. This option leads to a painless and cosmetically attractive outcome. It is a non-surgical and does not require anesthetics.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
This is employed for difficult skin cancers and to ensure the greatest probability of cure while preserving the normal tissue. This method differs from all other methods of treating skin cancer in that a complete microscopic examination of all removed tissue is performed through a detailed technique. For more information, visit the American Society for Mohs Surgery website at http://www.mohssurgery.org/.
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Skin Repairs
After skin cancers are successfully removed, it may be necessary to reconstruct the defect. We use great care in planning and executing reparative techniques for our patients. We also perform a great many scar revisions, attempting to recreate a more natural appearance. For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology website at http://www.aad.org/.
The removal of nevi (moles), warts, age spots, cysts and other lesions can be accomplished through a variety of modalities. For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology website at http://www.aad.org/.