Surgical Excision at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington
What is Surgical Excision?
Surgical excision is a type of procedure used to remove and treat several types of skin growths and lesions, including skin cancer, atypical moles, cysts, and more. The procedure involves cutting out the affected site, as well as the healthy skin surrounding it, which is medically referred to as the margin.
Surgical Excision FAQs
Read our comprehensive FAQs section to learn more about surgical excision and how the board-certified dermatologists at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington use this method to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Surgical excision is used as a treatment method for several skin conditions. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Various skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma)
- Dysplastic nevi (atypical moles)
- Benign growths (cysts and benign moles)
To learn more about surgical excision and the specific skin conditions it can treat, contact our skilled board-certified dermatologists.
It depends on the size of the site being treated but surgical excision generally takes anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes.
Surgical excision is performed by a professional board-certified dermatologist. At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, we have a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Landon E. Stigall, M.D, who is highly experienced in performing surgical excision to achieve the best procedure results.
When performing excisional surgery, the experienced board-certified dermatologists at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington use local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort.
Yes, excisional surgery leaves a scar. The size of the scar depends on the size of the area being treated. We recommend talking to your doctor about how the scar may look and how to care for your surgical site after the procedure to minimize scarring.
At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, our board-certified dermatologists typically recommend surgical excision for the following skin cancers:
If you’d like to learn more about surgical excision and how it is used as a skin cancer treatment method, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced dermatologists! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have regarding excisional surgery and skin cancer treatments.
Surgical Excision Photos
View the surgical excision photos below to get a better understanding of this procedure, as well as the various types of skin conditions this procedure can treat.
Schedule a Surgical Excision Consultation in Wilmington, North Carolina
Do you have a skin condition that may be treated with surgical excision? The board-certified dermatologists at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington can help. We are experienced in addressing a variety of skin conditions with surgical excision.
Schedule an appointment today by contacting our Wilmington, North Carolina, office at (910) 782-0028 or request an appointment online.