Surgical Dermatology2018-11-16T20:21:55+00:00


Surgical Dermatology

At Basko Dermatology, we are happy to provide patients with the convenience of in-office surgical procedures for the removal/destruction of benign and malignant skin lesions, such as:

  • Lipoma

  • Skin tags

  • Benign moles

  • Dermatofibroma

  • Seborrheic keratosis

  • Sebaceous hyperplasia

  • Malignant melanoma

  • Basal cell carcinoma

  • Squamous cell carcinoma

The journey begins with a comprehensive skin exam, during which a biopsy may be performed to test any suspicious lesions. The tissue is then examined under the microscope and a final diagnosis is rendered. The exact technique and margin of surrounding skin to be removed will be determined based on the location, type and size of the lesion. Skin cancers may be treated with cryotherapy (destruction of lesion by spraying liquid nitrogen), electrodessication and curettage (scraping and burning of tissue) or simple excision (removal of lesion along with some healthy skin tissue around it).

When a more complex procedure is in the patient’s best interest and deemed to be the standard of care based on type of skin cancer and location, we will refer you to a local Mohs surgeon or an academic University Center to assure that you will receive the highest standard of care.