Excision of Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions
Excision is a procedure we use to surgically remove Benign and Malignant lesions. Malignant lesions treated include:
- Non-melanoma skin cancers:
- Basal cell skin cancers
- Squamous cell skin cancers
- Thin melanomas, melanoma-in-situ and others
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment, developed by, and named for Dr. Frederick E. Mohs for the management of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers and is the treatment of choice for certain basal cell and squamous cell cancers of the skin.
Mohs Surgery yields the highest cure rate of 99% while at the same time offering maximal tissue preservation in the area treated, which translates into a smaller scar.
Mohs surgery is most commonly performed on the face and is the treatment of choice for cancers that have recurred or re-grown in a prior scar, have poorly defined edges, are aggressive appearing under the microscope, or are in a cosmetically sensitive area.
Skin cancers are removed in thin layers, one at a time. The removed tissue is examined under the microscope to precisely map out any remaining tumor to be removed.
Mohs surgery is an out-patient procedure performed by our fellowship trained Mohs surgeons, Dr. Marcuson and Dr. Mazzurco. Mohs surgery will be available in both offices starting in September.
For more information, visit the American College of Mohs Surgery Website mohscollege.org
All procedures are performed in our out-patient facilities.
All surgeries, including biopsies, are performed by our physicians only.