A Skin Cancer Center of Excellence
At Clear Dermatology, we offer expert surgical care and strive to deliver unparalleled surgical outcomes for our patients. As board certified dermatologists, we are experienced in diagnosing and treating all forms of skin conditions that may require surgery. Our fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Ke, performs over 1500 cases annually and has extensive experience in the cosmetic repair of the skin. Many of these procedures are minimally invasive and require only a local anesthetic, decreasing risk and post-op recovery time. Our patients can take comfort in our team’s surgical expertise and professional commitment to skin cancer treatment.
Basal Cell & Squamous Cell Skin Cancers
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. The good news is that a vast majority of these are basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers that can be cured if detected early. Whether its Mohs micrographic surgery, topical immunotherapy or radiation treatment, we will discuss all the options and recommend therapies based on the location and type of skin cancer you have.
Ever had a pimple under your skin that won’t go away? It’s called a cyst and it can’t be removed by squeezing it. As a matter of fact, squeezing a cyst can cause it to grow or become inflamed. The only way to get rid of it is by surgical removal of the cyst and the wall that contains it. This is a routine in-office procedure that is fast and effective.
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Allowed to grow, melanoma can spread quickly to other parts of the body. This can be deadly. But there is good news. Early detection is still our best defense against melanoma since the thickness of a melanoma is one the best predictors of how aggressive it will be. Thin melanomas can be surgically treated right here in our office and have a very good prognosis. More aggressive melanomas may require adjunctive testing or therapy requiring us to work in conjunction with oncologists or surgeons. Over the past 10 years, our understanding has increased dramatically. New treatments have demonstrated substantial tumor shrinkage, a prolonged remission interval, and even improved overall survival — benefits never achieved before.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
With the highest cure rate, Mohs micrographic surgery is the recommended treatment for basal cell and sqaumous cell skin cancers on the head and neck. In the hands of our fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Ke, who has done extensive training in the cosmetic reconstruction of these lesions, we are confident that you are receiving the expertise that you deserve.