Posted by: Skin and Cancer Institute in Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Removal

Skin cancer removal should be performed by a dermatologic surgeon and board-certified dermatologist. The tumor must be fully removed to prevent a chance of recurrence. Depending on the location, size, nature and type of skin cancer, the doctor will make a diagnosis and prepare a treatment plan for removal of the tumor.

Surgery for skin cancer is a common procedure. If the tumor is small and uncomplicated, a local anesthetic may be used. For larger tumors will need an operation.

Types of Surgical Removal for Cancerous Skin Tissue and Tumors:

  • Cryosurgery
  • Curettage and Electrosurgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Wide Local Excision (To Remove Melanoma Mostly)
  • Skin Grafting
  • Lymph Node Removal in cases of metastasis

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a type of skin cancer including but not limited to basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma or other deadlier forms of skin cancer, consult with one of skin cancer surgeons and dermatologists regarding the best course of treatment for you.