Treatment for Skin Cancer
By Dr. Patricia McCormack, M.D., F.A.A.D.
November 19, 2021
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Skin Cancer  

Finding a growth on your skin can be frightening and seeking out treatment for skin cancer can be confusing and leave you wondering about all your options. 

Mohs surgery is undoubtedly the premier treatment for skin cancer in Staten Island, NY today, Dr. Patricia McCormack, M.D., F.A.A.D. of the Dermatology and Laser Center is highly experienced in this technique. 

What is Mohs Surgery? 

Mohs Microscopic Surgery is a treatment for skin cancer available in Staten Island, NY, that involves removal of dangerous skin growths while also mapping out the roots and extensions of cancer in order to ensure that only healthy tissue is left behind. After removal, the growth is examined to determine its nature. 

Mohs surgery is performed as follows:

  1. A local anesthetic is applied to the area so that it is completely numb
  2. A scalpel is used to carefully incise the visible growth area 
  3. The area is mapped to identify roots and extensions
  4. If additional areas are discovered in the mapping process, a thin layer of skin is removed in that exact location
  5. Analysis of the growth is carried out post-procedure to determine its malignancy 

The procedure was developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederic Mohs and since then more than 50 training centers worldwide have been set up to train dermatologists in the groundbreaking technique. 

Quick, Easy, and Safe

Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer is performed by Dr. McCormack at the Dermatology and Laser Center in Staten Island, NY on a regular basis. The procedure is conducted at the practice and there is no need for hospitalization.

While we do recommend that you don't make any other arrangements for the day of your procedure, the treatment itself is relatively fast and you will spend most of your time with us relaxing and reading while you await your results. 

To undertake treatment for skin cancer with Mohs surgery today, contact Dr. McCormack in Staten Island, NY on (718) 698-1616. The treatment is also available at her offices in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on (732) 295-1331 and Linden, NJ on (908) 925-8877.