Skin lesions include benign and malignant growths. Examples of benign growths are actinic keratosis, skin tags, nevi (moles), and hypertrophic scars. Examples of malignant growths are skin cancers such as basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. Removing these growths is accomplished by excision and then repair of the skin. Special care is taken to preserve the specimen and send it to the lab for pathology examination. These procedures are done in my in-office surgical suite with local anesthesia.
I also handle even complex cases of facial reconstruction involving flap techniques and skin grafts. I work in conjunction with Mohs surgeons and my role in those skin cancer cases is the reconstruction of the surgical defect.