Skin Cancer Surgery in Monroe, LA
A skin cancer diagnosis is certainly cause for concern. Fortunately, skin cancer surgery techniques can remove the cancerous tissue. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers skin cancer surgery for both men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana.
What is Skin Cancer Surgery?
Skin cancer surgery is the most common technique that is used to remove cancerous cells. Once the diagnosis is complete Dr. Hopkins discusses your surgery options. The three popular techniques are Mohs surgery, cryosurgery, and excision.
What Are the Benefits of Skin Cancer Surgery?
Malignant skin cancer may spread to surrounding tissues, and, in the case of melanoma, may be life-threatening. Dr. Hopkins performs skin cancer surgery to remove the cancerous cells and a clean margin around the lesion.
How Do I Know If I Need Skin Cancer Surgery?
Surgery is often recommended after a diagnosis of skin cancer. Dr. Hopkins examines your abnormal growth and lets you know if the lesion requires surgery.
What Should I Expect from Skin Cancer Surgery?
- Mohs surgery involves shaving layers from the growth until healthy tissue is found. Each layer is examined under a microscope before removing the next layer. This ensures that the minimum amount of tissue is removed without leaving cancer cells.
- Cryosurgery is a technique that involves freezing growths. The cells die, and the growth falls away from the treatment area.
- Excision involves cutting around the cancerous growth. A margin of healthy tissue is also removed to ensure that any stray cancer cells are removed during the procedure.
How Much Does Skin Cancer Surgery Cost in Monroe, LA?
We can discuss the cost of your skin cancer surgery at the time of your appointment with Dr. Hopkins. We provide this information before performing the procedure.
Be Healthy, Be Beautiful. Contact Hopkins Dermatology Today.
If you have skin cancer, or if you have found an abnormal growth on your skin, Dr. Hopkins may recommend skin cancer surgery to remove the abnormal cells and prevent spreading to surrounding tissues. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D. offers skin cancer surgery for men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hopkins.