Dr. Goodlerner performs surgery for skin cancers as well as for moles and other benign growths. The procedures are done in our comfortable office surgery suite.
For skin cancers that are larger or more aggressive, the specimen can be sent by courier, for immediate analysis, by the Torrance Memorial Pathology Department. The cancer can be removed layer by layer until the margins are clear. This procedure is similar to Moh’s surgery however the pathology is not done in our office. Patients with more difficult to treat skin cancers are sometimes referred to outside specialists.
For more information on skin surgery and skin cancer, visit the Web site of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery . If you are scheduled for skin surgery in our office, click here to download pre-op and post-op instructions and Medication Precautions for Skin Surgery Patients instructions.