Skin cancer, the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, is often attributed to unprotected sun exposure. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer and can cause visible damage to the skin, with about 2.8 million newly diagnosed cases each year. Although basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads beyond its area of origin, it can be very dangerous if left untreated. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of this disease, and patients with this type of skin cancer have a significantly increased chance of developing even more serious health concerns. SCC can metastasize to internal organs and lymph nodes, leading to a life-threatening condition. Malignant melanoma is considered to be the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and early treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of it spreading to other areas of the body. Fortunately, at Midland Plastic Surgery Center, we offer Mohs reconstruction surgery – which can be an effective method of safely removing skin cancers while minimizing residual skin damage.
Dr. Kevin Cook often utilizes Mohs micrographic surgery to combat certain types of skin cancer because of the procedure’s extremely high success rate. During this surgery, Dr. Cook will excise the compromised layers of tissue while examining the surrounding areas at the microscopic level for further traces of cancerous cells. Dr. Cook’s advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetics can help minimize tissue trauma during this reconstructive surgery. Mohs reconstruction is known to maximize a plastic surgeon’s ability to preserve the healthy tissues surrounding the skin cancer for a conservative yet effective treatment.
If you believe you may benefit from Mohs reconstruction surgery and would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook, please contact our office today.