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Skin Cancer Removal in Corpus Christi, TX

A skin cancer diagnosis can be difficult to deal with. You may find yourself trying to pinpoint when it could have started and what you could have done better to prevent it from happening. Along with a worrying medical diagnosis, you may be concerned about any scars from the removal process. We here at Corpus Plastic Surgery are here to help you through the entire process, from biopsy to removal to scar revision.

Am I a Candidate for Skin Cancer Removal?

Patients who have been diagnosed with any type of skin cancer are candidates for removal. Your doctor will inform you of your options for removal based on the location and type of cancer.

How Is Skin Cancer Removed?

There are several ways to remove skin cancer, which will depend on the type of cancer present and the size of the growth. If the area to be treated is small, a simple excision can be performed. Your doctor will make a small incision, remove the area of cancer growth, and then close the incision.

Your dermatologist may perform Moh’s surgery to remove the skin cancer. This is a specialized technique, and the amount of skin needing to be removed will depend on the amount of cancerous tissue. Dr. Vijay specializes in closing these defects in the most cosmetically conscious way possible.

We also perform surgery where small pieces of tissue are removed, frozen, and examined by a pathologist while you wait, similar to Mohs surgery.  This is performed at a hospital.  The results of this examination will help your doctor to identify the borders of the cancer growth to ensure that all cancerous cells have been removed. Tissue will be removed and examined until clear margins are found. When that process is complete, the wound can be reconstructed.

Dr. Bindingnavele specializes in cosmetically conscious reconstruction after skin cancer removal. He does his best to ensure that any scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.

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How Long Is My Skin Cancer Removal Recovery?

Recovery from your skin cancer removal will vary depending on the area treated and the extent of your incisions. Dr. Bindingnavele will provide you with postoperative instructions and inform you of what to expect during your recovery. Specific techniques to make sure you have the best results will be explained to you.

When Will I See My Skin Cancer Removal Results?

While Dr. Bindingnavele does his utmost to leave you with cosmetically pleasing results, there may be some scarring. Depending on the type of skin cancer, you may require other treatments such as radiation. Your doctor will inform you of your options.

Why Choose Dr. Vijay

Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer Removal