The two specialties of plastic surgery and dermatology are considered the expertise in the area of skin cancer treatment. Plastic surgeons because of they are experts in appearance and most of the skin cancers occur in areas which are very visable such as hands, arms and face. Dermatologist because they are experts primarily in the skin. Plastic surgeons can reconstruct the area with the least scarring and deformity of all surgical specialties especially the more complicated cases.
Our approach to treating your skin cancer. We will also give you options and carefully explain what are the pros and cons of each treatment plan. Not all skin cancers need to be treated surgically, some can be treated with other medical modalities. Its important that you are given a choice and with combined specialties in one setting.We can use LASERS for example to treat some of the precancerous conditions. Options such as surgery or chemotherapeutic cremes for skin cancers may be offered. This will depend on your condition , your wish and the teams recommendation.
The types of skin cancers we treat are:
Basal Cell Skin cancer the least agressive yet the most common.
Squamous cell Skin Cancer more agressive than Basal Cell but less common.
melanoma - this is the one to worry about as untreated it can cause death.
Other pre cancerous skin conditions such as actinic keratosis , some moles other pre skin cancerous leision