What Is Skin Cancer Removal?
Skin cancers are common yet concerning conditions affecting patients throughout the Sacramento, CA area. Sierra Pacific Surgical is pleased to offer skin cancer removal procedures to treat all types of skin cancer, including malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma lesions. During this procedure, our general surgeons will use precision techniques to remove the cancerous growth along with the bordering tissue. The excised (or removed) skin sample is then passed to a pathologist for further testing to determine whether or not the surrounding area is cancer-free. To learn if skin cancer surgery is the right treatment option for you, please schedule a visit at our Folsom or Roseville, CA office today.
"Had gallbladder surgery about 10 days ago that was highly successful. Dr. Chen has a most calming demeanor that exudes confidence. He constantly asked if I had any questions and was always a good listener. I am very pleased that he was my surgeon and I highly recommend him."- R. / Healthgrades / May 31, 2020
"My husband recently developed an intestinal perforation, it was a complicated case with several additional challenges. Dr. Chen was his surgeon, and our experience with his care was phenomenal. Dr. Chen answered every question, visited my husband's hospital room daily, and provided all-around excellent care. My husband's recovery from surgery has been excellent, we have Dr. Chen to thank for such a great outcome."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 24, 2020
"SIERRA PACIFIC SURGICAL DR. DAVID M. SKEEHAN, DO SURGICAL REVIEW In today’s world, one often is not treated with care and commitment when receiving medical attention. Fortunately, I am not one of those individuals. In fact, I was so pleasantly satisfied with my recent surgical procedure (3 hernias) that I want to share this extraordinary experience with others and to refer and reward the surgeon and staff for their commitment, experience and expertise. Back in late June, I was referred to Dr. "- S.L. / Healthgrades / Oct 22, 2018
"l.meador - dr. skeehan is very patient and understanding.."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 18, 2018
"Five Stars - Graet surgeon Very thorough and efficient!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 19, 2018
How Is Skin Cancer Removal Performed?
Skin cancer removal may be performed in our state-of-the-art practices or in an accredited surgical center. To help minimize scarring and promote skin health, our team takes the most minimally invasive yet thorough approach possible to skin cancer removal. The lesion or tumor will be removed with a scalpel through horizontal incisions made throughout the lesion and surrounding tissue. An electrode may be used to perform a feathering process, which will smooth the edges around the wound. This helps to get rid of additional cells from the lesion and can reduce scarring. Small excisions will be sutured closed while larger excisions may require a skin graft to cover and protect the treatment area.
Skilled Skin Cancer Treatment
When diagnosed early, skin cancers are often very treatable. But without proper and timely care, these conditions may spread to other areas of the body and can be life-threatening. At Sierra Pacific Surgical, our general surgeons provide skilled surgical treatment for malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Contact our Folsom or Roseville, CA location today to schedule a consultation, and review your options for skin cancer surgery.