Restore your skin health with surgical excision at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio.
From various types of skin cancers to atypical moles, surgical excision is an effective treatment that can address these skin conditions and disorders to help restore our patient’s skin.
Learn more about how we use surgical excision and get in touch with the board-certified dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio if you’re ready to schedule an appointment.
What is Surgical Excision?
Surgical excision is a common treatment used in dermatology that involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic and cutting out (i.e. excising) the affected area. Additionally, a portion of healthy skin surrounding the area is removed, which is referred to as the “margin.”
Once the excision is complete, your surgeon will then close the site with stitches. In some cases, your doctor may recommend a skin graft or flap if the excision site is larger than normal. This fosters optimal healing and improves the appearance of the scar.
Surgical Excision FAQs
Are you curious to learn more about surgical excision and how this treatment works? Read our comprehensive FAQs section to better understand how long this procedure takes, who performs surgical excision at our clinic, and the types of skin conditions we treat with surgical excision in Mansfield, Ohio.
Generally, we tell our patients that they can expect to spend anywhere from two to four hours at our dermatology clinic in Mansfield. However, this depends on the extent of the area being treated. Before your procedure, your doctor will give you an estimate of how long they think your individual surgery may take to ensure you are well prepared.
Your provider will administer a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort experienced during the procedure. However, the excision site may be sore or tender to the touch after the anesthesia has worn off and when the area is healing.
At Advanced Dermatology in North Central Ohio, we have several board-certified providers that perform surgical procedure, including surgical excision. These providers include Christ John Ticoras, M.D., and Peter C. Seline, M.D.
We generally use surgical excision to treat several different skin cancers, atypical nevi, and some types of benign growths.
At Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, our providers treat the following skin cancers with surgical excision:
If you suspect you may have skin cancer, we urge you to schedule a skin cancer screening with one of our providers in Mansfield, Ohio. Our team is highly experienced in identifying, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of skin cancers to help optimize the health of our patient’s skin.
Generally, it takes between one and three weeks for a surgical excision site to fully heal. If a large area was removed and a skin graft or flap was used, healing may take more time.
In most cases, yes, surgical excision will result in a scar. How large or small it is depends on several factors including the size of the excision, your age and healing capabilities, overall health, lifestyle, and how you take care of the area during healing.
Surgical Excision Photos
Get a better understanding of how surgical excision is performed and the type of skin conditions our board-certified dermatologists treat with it by browsing our helpful photo gallery below.
Schedule a Surgical Excision Treatment in Mansfield, Ohio
Whether you need to remove an aggressive melanoma or suspicious-looking mole, our board-certified dermatologists are here to help you improve the health of your skin with advanced dermatology treatments like surgical excision.
Our team is highly-experienced in performing surgical excision to minimize scarring and maximize your treatment outcome. Contact us to learn more and schedule a consultation today with one of our providers.