In most cases, treatment for skin cancer will involve some type of surgery. Dr. Chiang performs dermatology surgery to treat many types of skin cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma in-situ. The type of surgical procedure required depends on the type, location and size of the skin cancer. Examples of common surgical treatments for skin cancers include excision and ED&C (electrodessication and curettage).
At Precision Medical Specialists, we are a comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical center that combines dermatology, general surgery, plastic surgery and other medical treatments under one roof. Our unique team of specialists, including a board certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon and general surgeon, along with our medical support doctors and an anesthetist, offer an exceptional opportunity for skin cancer patients to receive first-class treatment for skin cancer in the West Palm Beach area.
CCPDMA Surgery for Skin Cancer
Certain types of skin cancers like invasive melanoma will require referral to our in-house plastic surgeon or general surgeon for wide local excision and possible sentinel lymph node biopsy/dissection.
Skin cancers of the head, neck, hands, feet and genitals need CCPDMA surgery. CCPDMA stands for “Complete circumferential peripheral and deep margin assessment.” There are two types of CCPDMA surgery: Mohs surgery or surgical excision coupled with margin assessment. At Precision Medical Specialists, we offer the latter because we feel that the best results come from bringing in the top specialists in surgery and pathology. On surgery day, you will have two specialists working on your case: a plastic surgeon who does the excision and closure, and a pathologist who does the tissue margin assessment. Precision Medical Specialists is one of the few medical facilities in Florida to offer this type of world-class surgical care for skin cancer patients.
Types of Skin Cancer Treatments
Dr. Chiang is a board certified dermatologist with many years of training and experience treating different types of skin cancer. Our medical center in Wellington offers treatment, including surgery if needed, for the following types of skin cancer:
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but it is also treatable when detected in the earlier stages. If you are looking for world-class treatment of skin cancer or skin cancer surgery, contact our team at Precision Medical Specialists. Call our state-of-the-art medical and surgical center near West Palm Beach to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chiang to discuss your skin cancer treatment options.