Skin Cancer Surgery
Surgery is a common treatment for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers, particularly on the face and neck. Dino Madonna, MD, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, incorporates several surgical techniques and approaches based on his extensive training and experience. The surgical options depend on the patient’s type of skin cancer, the size of the cancer, location and other factors. Most often, the surgery can be done in the Lake Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery offices located in The Villages, Leesburg and Tavares, Florida or at its affiliated outpatient surgery center using a local anesthetic (numbing medicine).
For skin cancers with a high risk of spreading, surgery sometimes will be followed by other treatments as well as coordination with an oncologist or other specialist.