Dermatologists not only diagnose skin cancer, but they treat skin cancer too. This includes performing skin surgery. There are also times when a benign lesion such as a cyst or mole may require surgical removal. Our doctors are highly trained in skin surgery and have each performed thousands of surgeries over the years. We perform surgery in our office under local anesthesia (you do not have to be “put under” with general anesthesia).
Your doctor will always take the time to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options in depth and will answer all of your questions regarding the details of your procedure. After your surgery is complete, you will be given detailed care instructions both verbally and in written form, and you will be given a number to call day or night if you have any concerns. Your doctor will advise you on how to minimize any scarring that might develop so that you have both a medically and cosmetically optimal outcome.