Our physicians diagnose and treat more than 300 diseases including acne, eczema, psoriasis and cancers. We emphasize prevention and education to our patients as well as instruction on self-examination of the skin. Our Dermatologists efficiently make medical diagnoses, which can be related to the skin only or may be a sign of other organ system involvement. We are also on the cutting edge of various cosmetic procedures and products that will help you look and feel your best.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Each year more than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer. If found early Skin cancer can be successfully treated. Here are some other facts you might not know about skin cancer: Information found at www.skincancerprevention.org.
- More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than with breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined.
- About 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.
- One American dies of melanoma almost every hour.
- Melanoma is one of the few cancers that continues to have an increasing number of cases each year.
- Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults (15-29 years old).
- For people born in 2005, 1 in 52 will be diagnosed with melanoma- nearly 30 times higher than for people born in 1930.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most advanced and effective treatment procedure for skin cancer available today. The procedure is performed by specially trained surgeons. Initially developed by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, the Mohs procedure is a state-of-the-art treatment. With the Mohs technique, Dr. Hall and Dr. Fenster precisely identify and remove your tumor layer by layer while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. Mohs procedure provides the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, significantly reducing thechance of re-growth and lessening the potential for scarring or disfigurement.
Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer – up to 99 percent. The Mohs technique is also the treatment of choice for cancers of the face and other sensitive areas as it relies on the accuracy of a microscopic surgical procedure to trace the edges of the cancer and ensure complete removal of all tumors down to the roots during the initial surgery.