Skin Cancer Removal
Upon hearing, they have skin cancer, one of the first things people in San Ramon, San Francisco, Pleasanton and the surrounding communities in California want to know is “how quickly can I have it removed?” Dr. Hayes Gladstone of Gladstone Clinic performs timely skin cancer removal procedures, ensuring the good health and well-being of all his patients.
What Is Skin Cancer Removal?
Skin cancer removal is a surgical procedure in which instances of skin cancer are permanently eliminated. Using local anesthesia, Dr. Gladstone will remove cancerous lesions, typically by cutting, burning, or scraping them away. He may also utilize Mohs surgery, a procedure in which thin layers of tissue are removed and tested to ensure no skin cancer remains. Skin cancer removal surgery is generally very safe and can be performed quickly in our San Ramon office for patients in San Francisco, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Concord, and other nearby areas in California.
Benefits of Skin Cancer Removal
When left unchecked, skin cancer can quickly spread to other parts of the body, where it may become deadly. Dr. Gladstone highly recommends eliminating instances of skin cancer immediately to ensure your best possible odds of survival.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Skin Cancer Removal?
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, whether or not you should have it removed is not debatable. Please contact Dr. Gladstone at once to schedule a consultation so that you can get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.
What Do I Need to Do Before Skin Cancer Removal?
During your consultation, Dr. Gladstone will collect a health history. This health history will help him determine the likelihood of complications from anesthesia. Based upon your answers, he may order pre-operative bloodwork. You may also be advised to stop smoking and abstain from blood-thinning medications in the period leading up to your surgery.
How Long Does it Take to Perform Skin Cancer Removal?
Most procedures take between one and two hours, but some can be performed in a much shorter period. The amount of time will depend on how big your lesion is and the exact method being used to remove it.
What to Expect After Skin Cancer Removal
The area where skin cancer was removed may feel tender or sore for a few days. Over-the-counter medication can alleviate some of your discomfort, and may also reduce swelling. You should keep your wound clean and dry until any stitches are removed, which normally takes place between 10 to 14 days after surgery.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Skin Cancer Removal?
There is always a possibility of scarring any time you have a surgical procedure. However, if there is a choice between developing a scar and having skin cancer, we recommend picking the scar every single time. Dr. Gladstone makes every effort to ensure that there are no scars, or that any scars that cannot be avoided are as minimal as possible. If you do develop a scar, we have a number of medical spa procedures that can help you reduce or minimize it.
When Will I See the Results?
Once Dr. Gladstone has finished with your procedure, your skin cancer is gone!
How Long Will the Results of Skin Cancer Removal Last?
Just because Dr. Gladstone has removed skin cancer does not mean that new lesions will not develop later. You must continue taking precautions and perform regular skin self-examinations to ensure the future health of your skin.
How Much Does a Skin Cancer Removal Cost in San Ramon?
Making treatment affordable is our primary concern, which is why we offer a number of payment options that include cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards. Qualified patients may obtain financing through:
- Lending Club® Patient Solutions
- Alphaeon™ Credit
We also accept most major forms of insurance. Our staff is always happy to work with you and your insurance company to determine if any benefits are available and then come up with a plan for paying any remaining balance.
Gladstone Clinic is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers services emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of San Ramon, San Francisco, Pleasanton and the surrounding communities in California. Please contact us today to schedule a skin cancer removal consultation!