At Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers we offer skin cancer screenings as well as effective surgical and non-surgical skin cancer treatments. Using either Mohs micrographic surgery, or excisional surgery, our team of experts work tirelessly to remove cancerous growths, minimize the risk of recurrence, and leave as little scarring as possible.
Mohs surgery is often considered the most effective technique for most types of skin cancers, including melanoma, because it involves minimal discomfort, and encourages the greatest preservation of healthy tissue, which means less risk of scarring and superior cosmetic results. Mohs surgery is conducted in stages – during the procedure, the cancerous tissues are removed layer by layer. After removing a layer of tissue, the surgeon examines it under a microscope in an on-site lab. If any cancer cells remain, the surgeon removes another layer of tissue. This is repeated until a layer shows no signs of cancer and all the cancer is removed.
In cases where Mohs surgery is not an option, our doctors perform surgical excision of cancerous tumors and suspicious growths. During this procedure, the lesion, along with the affected area surrounding it, is removed by way of surgery. A tissue sample is then sent to a lab for additional testing. Excisional surgery is a treatment option for basal and squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas. Excisional surgery should only be performed by a board-certified expert in dermatology with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.