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Frozen Section Cancer Removal

Background:

Very effective technique for removing squamous cell and basal cell cancers.

The technique is similar to Mohs Micrographic surgery.

In short, the cancer is removed and tested under a microscope to ensure complete removal of the cancer all while the patient waits.

There are some differences in the technique employed by the pathologist who is testing the specimen for cancer removal; but the end result is essentially the same.  Provide complete removal of the cancer prior to reconstruction of the defect.

Performed under Local Anesthesia in office setting

Limits the extent of resection, while ensuring cancer removal

Provides the best scenario for wound closure and therefore limits the scarring after the procedure.

The Procedure:

In this procedure I will provide both removal and reconstruction of the defect once the cancer has been removed.  A pathologist will provide the intermediary step of evaluating the cancer under the microscope to ensure clearance of the cancer.

The cancer is identified, marked and then removed.  You will wait until the pathologist can ensure clearance of the cancer.  If cancer remains additional pieces are removed until the cancer has been cleared.

After analyzing the defect, a reconstruction/repair is planned that will provide not only a functional outcome and closure, but the best possible cosmetic outcome as well.

These procedures are completed in the office, under local anesthesia, all at one time.

I have excellent experience in performing these procedures and will provide the best repair I can for you.

Finally, this is a Necessary and therefore Insurance based/paid procedure.  (You’re not paying cosmetic surgery rates!)

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