SKIN CANCER – SCREENING, MOLE CHECKS
Skin cancer is this county’s leading type of cancer, diagnosed in 20% of Americans during their lifetime.* Dr. Brahmatewari recommends an annual skin cancer screening as basic due diligence for protecting your health. Skin cancer screening includes mole checks, for any irregularities in moles.
Mohs surgery is a highly effective surgical treatment method to cure skin cancer. A portion of the visible skin cancer is surgically removed. This layer of skin is microscopically examined for evidence of any remaining cancerous cells. If cancer cells are found under the microscope, the Mohs surgeon removes another layer of skin. Mohs surgery ensures that only tissue containing cancer is removed and the highest amount of healthy tissue is kept intact. Mohs surgery also has the lowest recurrence rate for the treatment of skin cancer.
*Source: Skin Cancer Foundation
MOHS SURGERY MIAMI
Skin cancers range from the least aggressive cancers, called basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, to the most serious, melanoma. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas in addition to melanomas must be removed entirely, including some of the surrounding skin, which may contain additional cancer cells. To effectively eliminate cancer cells from the skin and surrounding tissues, Dr. Brahmatewari performs Mohs surgery at our Miami dermatology facility. This type of Mohs skin cancer treatment uses a microscope to precisely identify and remove the entire cancer, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible unharmed. Mohs surgery is the most precise method of skin cancer removal and has a cure rate of up to 99 percent, which is the highest rate of all the treatments for skin cancer. Mohs surgery even maintains its high cure rate when considering cases in which other forms of skin cancer treatment have failed.
BENEFITS OF MIAMI MOHS SURGERY
Most other techniques for skin cancer removal may result in noticeable skin disfigurement, but by leaving more tissue intact, Mohs surgery results in the least amount of scarring and skin distortion after the cancer has been removed. Dr. Brahmatewari’s cosmetic surgery training and experience with advanced methods of wound healing also helps minimize any residual scarring. Because we have a full-service surgery center onsite, your Mohs surgery can be conveniently performed right at The Cosmedic Centre.
Contact The Cosmedic Centre today for more information and resources about Mohs surgery. Our surgeon in Miami can provide Mohs skin cancer treatment for the successful removal of melanoma with the least amount of skin damage.
CONTACT OUR MIAMI COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY STAFF ABOUT MOHS SKIN CANCER SURGERY
For more information on the many options we provide here at our cosmetic dermatology practice in Miami, such as Mohs skin cancer treatment and acne therapy, please contact the offices of Dr. Just Brahmatewari. We look forward to speaking with you.