MOHS surgery is a special technique used to remove skin cancers on certain parts of the body, without having to go to sleep. In our office, using sensitive equipment, cancers are meticulously removed one layer at a time, until all the skin margins are clear. Read more.
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, affecting one in five people in the US, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Fortunately, your dermatologist at Heller Dermatology Center is an expert at diagnosing and treating skin cancer. Read more
A surgical excision, also known as a shave excision, is an in-office procedure that surgically removes malignant moles, lesions and tumors from the skin along with a healthy margin around the tumor. Surgical excisions can be performed to treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas as well as melanomas. An excision is usually performed using local anesthesia, which ensures that you feel no pain during the procedure. Sutures (stitches) are required to close the wound created by the excision procedure. Skin sutures are used to improve the scar's final appearance, and they will have to be removed in the days or weeks following the procedure. The timing of skin suture removal varies by body site, and your doctor will tell you when to return. Most wounds take 1 to 3 weeks to heal.