Skin Cancer Removal Procedures in Baltimore
The process of removing a skin cancer from your body can seem very intimidating. There are so many options available and internet research can make it all seem overwhelming. You need a plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and skilled who can create a skin cancer removal plan specific for your situation.
If you are in the Maryland area, Board Certified Dr. Paul Ringelman was named “Baltimore Magazine” Top Doctor for a reason. He takes time for each of his patients to make sure they are confident and comfortable throughout the entire process and ensure they are getting the best care and treatment possible.
What is Skin Cancer Removal?
Skin cancer removal is when a plastic surgeon removes Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and other types of skin cancer through a variety of different surgical procedures.
Dr. Paul Ringelman also offers sentinel lymph node biopsy for his patients that require it. The sentinel lymph node is often the first lymph node that cancerous cells can be found in. By removing this lymph node (or nodes in some cases) and having it examined by a pathologist, it can be determined whether or not the cancer may have spread to the node(s).
How is Skin Cancer Removal performed?
There are a variety of techniques that Dr. Ringelman may use depending on the shape, size, and severity of the skin cancer. The type of skin cancer removal will be discussed in your initial consultation with Dr. Ringelman, as well as any questions or concerns you have regarding the procedure.
- Excision is performed by cutting away the skin cancers and then closing the incision. The tissue will then be examined by a pathologist to make sure that the lesion has been adequately removed. Under certain circumstances, some lesions may be analyzed by the pathologist during surgery (frozen section) to ensure adequate removal.
What does Skin Cancer Removal recovery look like?
Depending on the skin cancer removal procedure that you decide on, your recovery will look different. The incision sites may be red, sore, or swell after the procedure and may take a few weeks to fully heal.
Why choose Skin Cancer Removal with Dr. Ringelman?
Skin cancer removal can seem like a scary process, but Dr. Paul Ringelman is committed to ensuring that each and every one of his patient’s feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire process. He will take the time to discuss your options for skin cancer removal and build your trust by answering any questions or concerns you may have.