- Cancerous skin growth
- Moles or keratoses
As a skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Robert Kagan can diagnose, treat and surgically remove skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamus cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma) and other skin growths (moles and keratoses) in a manner that maintains function and offers a pleasing final appearance.
The method used largely depends on the type of skin growth or cancer. Simple excision leaves a light, thin scar. Curettage and desiccation is a procedure that involves scraping the area and using an electric current to control bleeding and kill any remaining cancer cells. This skin cancer removal procedure leaves a slightly larger, white scar. If the cancer is large and has spread, however, major surgery may be required that can involve complex tissue transfer and body part restoration.