SKIN CANCER REMOVAL
Skin cancer is a condition where one type of cell grows uncontrolled in a disorganized fashion, disrupting and replacing normal tissues and their functions. There are three main forms of skin cancer -- Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. The first two are curable. Melanoma is curable if detected early, but can be fatal if it spreads. Moles that have irregular borders, varied colors, and recent enlargement should be examined by a dermatologist.
OTHER SKIN GROWTHS
There are multiple types of skin growths. We examine and treat all skin growths including seborrheic keratoses, which are benign flesh-colored or tan waxy patches that may become dark brown or black, greasy, rough and unsightly. These can easily be removed with liquid nitrogen, curettage, electrosurgery and laser surgery. We also remove skin tags which are small protrusions of the skin often on the sides of the neck, in the armpits, or on upper trunk. These skin tags are benign and often occur in middle-aged and elderly people. We can remove these with liquid nitrogen, electrosurgery or simple surgical procedures, depending on what is optimal for the patient’s condition.