Skin cancer is typically treated with a surgical procedure called Mohs micrographic surgery. This treatment was devised by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930's and doctors continue to use this process today. It is one of the most effective ways to address skin cancer and eliminate the removal of surrounding healthy skin. It can also result in a much smaller surgical scar and is less invasive than other surgical procedures.
Dr. Lee of Walnut Creek's The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute performs this procedure as an outpatient surgery, while the patient is awake. The area is numbed, and small microscopic pieces of the skin are removed until there are no more cancerous cells left. Dr. Lee then stitches the area and sends the patient on their way. It is done quickly, effectively, and can only be performed by qualified dermatologists. In order to receive certification, doctors need to attend extensive training to receive proper certification from the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). Dr. Lee has undergone this training and received the certification from ACMS to be compliant and offer Mohs micrographic surgery for her patients.
If you have skin cancer and want an effective treatment, call today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn how you can receive treatment for your condition quickly and easily with a certified Mohs micrographic surgeon.
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