Skin cancer and reconstruction in Saint Lucie County
Skin cancer and reconstruction in Saint Lucie County – Can a plastic surgeon treat skin cancer?
The abnormal growth of cancerous cells on the outer layer of the skin is known as skin cancer. This type of cancer is the most common, with approximately 9,500 new diagnoses every day, but it’s very easy to treat in early stages. That’s why skin cancer and reconstruction in Saint Lucie County is so important.
But what does a plastic surgeon have to do with skin cancer? Although with other types of cancer a plastic surgeon will have no involvement, in skin cancer they can both remove the cancerous growth and reconstruct the skin below.
The removal of growths can be made by a dermatologist or by a plastic surgeon, but the task of reconstruction is usually undertaken by a plastic surgeon. The goal is to restore the normal form and function of the affected skin, leaving as few traces of surgery as possible.
Skin cancer is most typically managed surgically with excision and simultaneous reconstruction. Often, this procedure is performed in the office with a pathologist on-site to provide immediate feedback on the lesion and the adequacy of the resection prior to the defect’s reconstruction. More complex cases may require staged reconstruction.
If you need skin cancer and reconstruction in Saint Lucie County, you need a doctor with several years of experience in the subject… just like Dr. Christopher Slack.
Christopher L. Slack MD practices facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Saint Lucie County, with offices in Fort Pierce and Port Saint Lucie. Besides surgery, he uses non-invasive methodologies to enhance the appearance of the face. Dr. Slack also reconstructs Mohs defects referred by dermatology for cosmetic closure.
If you suspect you might have skin cancer, contact our offices and we’ll be glad to answer all your questions about skin cancer and reconstruction in Saint Lucie County.
For more information contact us or visit us at:
4632 South 25th Street Fort Pierce, FL 34981