Why Skin Lesion Removal Surgery?
Skin Cancer is unfortunately very common. Luckily, many cancerous lesions, when caught early can be treated with surgical excision alone. The most common types of skin cancer are Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. These will usually be detected by a dermatologist and then you will be sent to Dr. Stein for surgical excision and reconstruction. Dr. Stein uses the most advanced surgical techniques to make the scar and defect the least visible possible.
What Conditions Can Skin Lesion Removal Treat?
- Benign Skin Tumors
- Malignant Skin Tumors
What Can You Expect Before Skin Lesion Removal Surgery?
During your consultation Dr. Stein will meet with you at length and ask about your medical history. He will review the paperwork from your dermatologist. He will then use a marking pen to draw the resection area, as well other markings he will use to reconstruct the defect. He will bring you to the procedure room and inject a numbing medication in the area so you the procedure is painless and comfortable for you.
What Is the Recovery Like for Skin Lesion Removal?
After the procedure you will have sutures that will have to be removed in 7 days. He will apply a dressing that you will usually wear for 2 days and then remove to take your first shower.
What Is the Cost of Skin Lesion Removal?
The cost of skin lesion removal varies greatly based on size and type of reconstruction.