If you have an area of skin that doesn’t look or feel normal, consider taking action now. Proper treatment can help you prevent more serious concerns down the road.
Dr. Keith Rose offers Corpus Christi patients skin lesion and skin cancer removal to address areas of skin that are:
- Uneven or raised.
- Changing in condition.
- Increasing in size.
He has extensive experience helping patients with skin cancers, which are often the result of long-term exposure to our Texas sun. Should you require treatment, Dr. Rose will work in coordination with your primary physician, dermatologist, and other support professionals as necessary.
Our Approach to Skin Lesion and Skin Cancer Removal
Once you’ve decided to get checked out, the priority is learning whether the skin is cancerous and then getting the tissue removed. However, there are other significant considerations.
Beyond removing potentially malignant lesions, Dr. Rose also operates with the mindset of a plastic surgeon. This means that he aims to create the most aesthetically pleasing result possible.
This approach is particularly important with skin cancer removal in noticeable areas, such as the brow, nose, and cheeks. Dr. Rose has performed over 3,000 facial surgeries and a host of reconstructive surgeries, and he brings a wealth of experience and eye for aesthetic detail to each procedure.
Learning About Skin Lesion and Skin Cancer Removal
Visit our Corpus Christi practice for an initial consultation. In your meeting with Dr. Rose, you’ll have a chance to get to know one another and to ask questions about your skin concerns.
As part of your consultation, Dr. Rose will conduct a comprehensive examination. This will allow him to diagnose potential skin cancer for removal as well as identify other lesions that may be a concern.
Dr. Rose has experience operating on various kinds of lesions. At the end of your consultation, he will recommend a surgical approach, and our team will schedule your procedure. Some patients see Dr. Rose for reconstruction or repair after a dermatologist has removed the lesion. In these cases, he can coordinate the next steps with your doctor, dermatologist, and pathology team.
Your Experience with Skin Lesion and Skin Cancer Removal
Corpus Christi patients have removal procedures in our advanced surgical suite. This provides a number of advantages over the typical hospital environment, including lower costs and attentive, personal care. Procedures vary depending on your needs:
- In a typical excision, Dr. Rose takes a margin around the lesion and sends it to pathology. This allows you to learn whether the tissue is cancerous and if you need to take further action. Dr. Rose also revises the area so that it becomes less noticeable as it heals.
- With post-Mohs surgery, Dr. Rose focuses on reconstructing the area to give it the most aesthetic appearance possible.
Most surgeries require only a local anesthetic, and we typically receive results from pathology within a week. Dr. Rose will communicate this information to you and your primary care doctor so that you can get the care you need.
If you have an area of skin that doesn’t feel or look normal, we encourage you to schedule a skin lesion / skin cancer removal consultation. Call our Corpus Christi office at (361) 651-1200.