Skin Cancer Surgery | NYC
Once the presence of skin cancer has been determined, the next step it to remove the cancerous cells as quickly as possible, in an effort to stop the cancer from growing and possibly spreading. Depending on the size, location and type of skin cancer, a variety of surgical removal approaches may be taken. The doctors at Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, New York City specialize in surgical treatment and removal of all types of skin cancers and precancerous lesions.
Shave Excision surgery is performed to remove a skin lesion which may be pre-cancerous or already in an early stage of malignancy. Electrodessication and curettage is a technique to treat basal and squamous cell skin cancer. For the most dangerous skin cancers and precancerous lesions, a surgical excision may need to be performed by one of our doctors. Most skin cancer surgeries are safely done under local anesthesia in the comfort of our Manhattan office. Only the most extensive skin cancer surgeries require hospitalization and general anesthetic.
Our highly skilled and experienced NYC board-certified dermatologists offer special expertise in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, excision and surgical removal of skin cancer. Common skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Early detection and treatment of skin cancer has been one of the most significant advances in dermatologic surgery in the past decade. When detected early and removed promptly and early on, skin cancer is more likely to be cured, so do not delay in contacting Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY today.