Skin cancer surgery is one of the most commonly performed dermatologic procedures, as well as one of the most effective treatments for skin cancer. It involves the systematic removal and analysis of skin at the tumor site until the last traces of cancerous tissue have been eliminated. Only cancerous tissue is removed during this process, minimizing both post-operative wound size and the risk of regrowth.
Skin cancer surgery is most commonly used for basal and squamous cell carcinomas, and the removal of melanoma. Its high precision makes it ideal for treatment of cancer in cosmetically and functionally critical areas such as the face, hands, feet and genitals.