Our Surgical Services
Mohs is the most effective technique for treating the two most common types of skin cancers - basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas occurring in the areas around the eyes, nose, lips, ears, scalp, fingers, toes or genitals. The procedure is performed in stages, with the doctor gradually removing layers of tissue until no cancer cells remain.
Cysts are very common and can occur in people of any age or ethnicity. Cysts are abnormal, sac-like structures that usually contain a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance within an outer capsule wall, Cysts on the skin may be quite small or they may grow to a very large size, causing pain or discomfort. If warranted, a cyst can be drained or removed in office or in a surgical procedure. Some cysts will require a biopsy to rule out malignancy. See a dermatologist for evaluation.
Many people have moles, or other lesions on their head, face, neck an body. Most are benign, however, some may be pre-malignant or malignant cancerous moles. Moles that change shape, texture, color or size should be examined and possibly removed for biopsy. If you’re concerned about a mole, the most important things to look for are A, B, C and D; Asymmetrical shape, Border is irregular, Color variations, and Diameter larger than a pencil eraser.
Many patients have benign growths removed for cosmetic reasons. In order to minimize scarring, removal of moles is best done by a physician experienced in the latest technologies.