Skin Cancer Removal

Plastic Surgeon serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills and Towson, MD

As someone who has been told you need skin cancer removal, you probably are searching for an experienced surgeon with whom you can entrust your health. Dr. Adam Basner, who serves as the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an outstanding reputation in the greater Baltimore area. To schedule an appointment with him, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 616-3000. Dr. Basner has the experience necessary to remove the cancerous tissue and help you pursue a return to health.

Skin Cancer Removal at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland

Repeated unprotected sun exposure is a common cause of skin cancer. If your doctor has caught the signs early, then there is a good chance the cancer can be reversed. But if the symptoms of skin cancer go undetected and undiagnosed, then the condition can be fatal. It's important to schedule an appointment with your physician if you believe you may have cancerous skin tissue.

There are multiple types of skin cancer. Dr. Basner's removal procedure will vary depending on the cancer type and severity. Regardless of what your procedure requires, Dr. Basner's goal is to remove the cancer completely and save the surrounding healthy tissue. Dr. Basner uses advanced methods to remove the cancer. He will have the tissue examined by a pathologist in order to ensure that all the diseased tissue has been removed.

Other Considerations

If you have not received a diagnosis but are suspicious of a change in your skin, you should schedule an appointment with your physician or dermatologist as soon as possible. See your doctor if you have spots or moles that:

  • Change in appearance, color or size
  • Are larger than a pencil eraser
  • Bleed
  • Have irregular or raised borders
  • Are asymmetrical

If your doctor or dermatologist determines you should have the spot removed, then you should contact Dr. Basner for a skin cancer removal procedure. Dr. Basner will determine the most effective removal procedure and then schedule an appointment for the removal.

As a result of the removal, there will be a minor scar. Skin cancer cannot be fully removed without leaving a scar. Dr. Basner knows this is an aesthetic concern for our skin cancer removal patients, and he is committed to removing all of the unhealthy tissue while also be conscious of the size and visibility of the scar.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Basner to discuss the skin cancer removal procedure, please contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. Adam L. Basner is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving all of Maryland, including Baltimore, Owings Mills, Columbia and Towson.