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Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin Cancer Surgery services offered in Oviedo, Orlando, Lake Mary and Casselberry, FL

Skin Cancer Surgery

Surgery is usually the primary treatment for skin cancer. At Orlando Dermatology Center in Oviedo, Orlando, and Lake Mary, Florida, the team of board-certified dermatologists performs skin cancer surgery using the most effective and advanced techniques. The practice employs dermatologists that specialize in aesthetics so you get the best medical and cosmetic outcomes from your procedure. For expert care from a team that puts you first, call the office near you today or book an appointment online.

Skin Cancer Surgery Q&A

What should I know about skin cancer surgery?

Skin cancer surgery is the main treatment, and usually the only treatment, for skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It occurs when you have an overgrowth of abnormal skin cells.

There are several types of skin cancer, the most common include:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Melanoma

Surgery to remove the growth during the early stages increases your chances of a cure. 

The team at Orlando Dermatology Center specializes in skin cancer screenings and surgery. They also do mole checks and removals, as well as mole mapping. 

If you have concerns about skin cancer and want the best care in the area, schedule a consultation at Orlando Dermatology Center.

What are the types of skin cancer surgery?

The board-certified dermatologists at Orlando Dermatology Center may use various methods to remove skin cancer lesions. Types of skin cancer surgery include:

Excision surgery

During excision surgery, your dermatologist uses a scalpel to remove the cancerous lesion and some of the surrounding healthy tissue. 

Curettage and electrodesiccation

Curettage and electrodesiccation involve scraping out the cancerous cells (curettage) and then burning the area to eliminate any other cancer cells and stop the bleeding.

Mohs surgery

Mohs surgery is a specialized skin cancer surgery that removes the cancer in stages. This procedure causes little damage to healthy skin and has a high cure rate.

The team at Orlando Dermatology Center includes board-certified dermatologists with advanced training in Mohs surgery.

How do I prepare for skin cancer surgery?

Your board-certified dermatologist explains what steps you need to take to prepare for your skin cancer surgery. Most procedures are done at the office using local anesthesia.

The team may recommend you stop taking any medication or supplements that might increase your risk of bleeding. 

What can I expect after skin cancer surgery?

Your board-certified dermatologist at Orlando Dermatology Center talks to you about how to care for your wound following skin cancer surgery. The details of your recovery depend on the type of procedure performed and the location and size of your cancerous lesion.

The team at Orlando Dermatology Center gives you guidelines on how to care for your wound to reduce the risk of complications. They may recommend regular skin cancer screenings after your surgery.

For exceptional skin cancer care from the team at Orlando Dermatology Center, call or schedule an appointment online today.