Skin Cancer Surgery in Bakersfield
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but it can be easily and successfully treated when caught early. Bakersfield Sinus Center offers skin cancer surgery to help patients in and around Porterville and Bakersfield, CA, overcome skin cancer.
What is Skin Cancer Surgery?
Skin cancer surgery is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate skin cancer from the body. Skin cancer can develop on any area of the body, although it most commonly develops on areas such as the face and neck, which are frequently exposed to sunlight. If you have discovered any unusual skin growths, visit your doctor for a professional opinion.
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, we specialize in Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Mohs surgery is the preferred method of skin cancer treatment because it minimizes damage to the healthy skin in the treatment area. During Mohs surgery, the cancerous skin cells are removed layer by layer. This process is repeated until all cancerous cells are removed, leaving as much skin as possible untouched.
Why Choose Satish R. Vadapalli, MD for Your Skin Cancer Surgery?
Dr. Vadapalli specializes in head and neck surgery as well as many sinus and snoring treatments. With over two decades of experience, he is an ideal candidate for performing skin cancer surgery and related procedures. No matter what treatment you are receiving, you can always expect the attentive and personalized care for which we are known.
What is the Skin Cancer Surgery Treatment Like?
Mohs surgery for skin cancer is typically performed with local anesthesia. Once anesthesia is administered, surgical tools will be used to carefully remove cancerous skin growths layer by layer. After each layer is removed, they will be analyzed to determine if any cancerous skin cells remain. If cancerous cells are found, an additional layer of skin will be removed. This process is repeated until all cancerous skin cells are eliminated. Due to the complexity of this procedure, skin cancer surgery can take a few hours to complete.
What is the Skin Cancer Surgery Recovery Like?
The recovery from skin cancer surgery will depend on the extent of surgery performed. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within about a week. However, patients are given specific instructions to care for their treatment site following their procedure. It is important to cleanse the area properly, avoid direct sun exposure, and use the necessary medications to facilitate optimal healing.
What Results Can I Expect from Skin Cancer Surgery?
The goal of skin cancer surgery with Mohs surgery is to completely eliminate skin cancer from the body. When treatment is successful, you can expect to overcome skin cancer in a single treatment. However, skin cancer surgery cannot prevent skin cancer from developing, so it is important to practice healthy lifestyle habits in order to minimize your chances of developing skin cancer in the future.
Have you been diagnosed with skin cancer? Contact us today to schedule your consultation for skin cancer surgery at Bakersfield Sinus Center. We are proud to serve the men and women of Bakersfield, Porterville, and the surrounding areas of California.