Many patients who are diagnosed with a skin cancer on the face, nose, eyelids, lips, or ears are referred (by their primary care physician) to local Annapolis dermatologists who perform Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is a technique that allows skin cancers to be removed in micro-stages. A very small rim of tissue is removed and immediately looked at under the microscope. If cancer is shown to be present in that specimen then a little more tissue is removed. Thus, giving the smallest possible area that completely removes the cancer.
If the cancer defect is in a difficult place to close, then those patients are referred to facial plastic surgeons for repair. That is where we come in. The Sandel Center is proud to be a referral center for complex skin cancer reconstructions. We work with local dermatologists to help you achieve the most optimal outcome…both from the cancer resection to the reconstruction.