Skin lesion removal employs a variety of techniques, from relatively simple biopsies to more complex surgical
excisions, to remove lesions that range from benign growths to malignant melanoma.
Dr. Gabey does perform lesion and mole removals in her office. This is concidered a minor surgery.
Sometimes the purpose of skin lesion
removal is to excise an unsightly mole
or other cosmetically unattractive skin growth. Other times, physicians will
remove a skin lesion to make certain it
is not cancerous, and, if it proves
cancerous, to prevent its spread to
other parts of the body.
A variety of techniques are used to
remove skin lesions.
The particular technique selected will
depend on such factors as
the seriousness of the lesion, its
location, and the patient's ability to
tolerate the procedure. Some of the
simpler techniques, such as a biopsy or cryosurgery, can be
performed. Cryosurgery can not be done in the office, so it requires OR time at the hospital.
At your consultation the doctor will tell you which procedure is best for your removal. A minor surgical procedure in the office will usually be scheduled within two weeks of your consultation.