Skin Cancer Removal - Harrisburg, PA

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About Skin Cancer Removal

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, PA, is proud to offer skin cancer removal for those who have cancerous growths or lesions. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theodore T. Foley is highly skilled and trained in skin cancer removal. At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania, we understand that surgically removing cancerous tissue can potentially alter your appearance. Dr. Foley has worked hard to present you with the latest technology and least invasive techniques to produce the best aesthetic outcomes possible. However, the overall goal is to safely remove the cancerous cells to eliminate the disease and prevent spreading. Dr. Foley can also discuss scar revision surgery during your initial consultation.

Best Candidates for Skin Cancer Removal

Skin cancer removal surgery is frequently used to remove common skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous carcinoma. However, it can also be used to remove other skin cancers as well. If you have a history of skin cancer, have a mole or skin lesion that you think may be cancerous, or have been diagnosed with skin cancer, then this procedure can help you. It’s essential that you receive a screening by a doctor to determine the severity of your condition. They can also help you to determine if skin cancer removal is the best treatment option for you.

What To Expect with Skin Cancer Removal

Your procedure will be determined by the location, size, shape and severity of your skin cancer. However common surgical methods are:

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery utilizes a scalpel or other sharp instrument to surgically remove cancerous skin cells. This is the most common method used because it has such a high success rate and allows the surgeon more control to leave surrounding healthy tissue as undisturbed as possible. It’s also frequently used in sensitive areas around the eyes, lips, nose, and ears.
  • Excisional Surgery utilizes a scalpel to remove the tumorous tissue and surrounding tissue as well. The surgical site is then sealed and bandaged for healing.
  • Electrosurgery is commonly used for minor lesions or small cancerous moles that can be cut or scraped off by a scalpel. The tissue is then burned by high-frequency energy and the process is repeated until the cancerous cells are removed.

Skin Cancer Removal Other Considerations

The recovery process will be different for everyone since every patient case and condition varies. It is common to experience soreness, minor swelling, and possible drainage from the wound site. Keeping the wounds clean and covered is essential. Physical activities that may potentially hinder your wounds should be avoided for the first 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Following all post-operative care and medication instructions is important. If you have any questions regarding your condition, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor.

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Skin cancer is a serious condition that should be addressed immediately. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, our staff is committed to providing you with the best care possible. Call or visit our office today to set up your consultation so we can help you get on the road to recovery.  

Cost of Skin Cancer Removal

The cost of Skin Cancer Removal is insurance based and we encourage you to call our office for more details. For more information on payment options at our practice, check out our Payment Information page by clicking here.

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Prices are subject to change and are our current estimate of the price which is inclusive of physician, facility, anesthesia at a surgical center. Some procedures, which do not require anesthesia, may be done at our office and would not then entail an anesthesia fee. If patients need to have their surgery at a hospital, prices are typically more expensive and will be outlined after consultation.

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