Surgical Excision

Surgical excisions are done on a variety of skin lesions including:

  • Skin cancer (such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) when appropriately located on the body
  • Benign (non-concerning) moles when a patients requests removal due to either appearance or discomfort due to location
  • Atypical / dysplastic moles
  • Cysts

Using local anesthetic, the lesion of concern is excised and the defect then repaired, all in office. The specimen is sent for review to a pathologist who confirms that the lesion was adequately removed and is not of concern.