Skin and Soft Tissue
ARC general surgeons assess and treat a variety of skin and skin-related conditions. While not every skin lesion requires surgical removal, your surgeon can assess, diagnose, and explain non-surgical and surgical options tailored to each patient.
Soft tissue and skin conditions commonly seen and managed by general surgeons include lipomas, inclusion cysts, skin infections and abscesses, skin cancer (squamous cell, basal cell, and melanomas), as well chronic skin conditions such as hidradenitis suppurativa.
ARC surgeons can help you understand the diagnosis and offer a surgical treatment, which can often be accomplished as an office-based procedure.
- Mole Evaluations and Skin Cancer Screenings
Mole Evaluations and Skin Cancer Screenings
The evaluation of suspicious moles and skin areas can help detect skin cancer and chronic conditions.
- Melanoma Surgery & Sentinel Nodes
Melanoma Surgery & Sentinel Nodes
A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a procedure recommended if you have a thick melanoma or one with features that make it more likely to have spread. This procedure removes nearby lymph nodes to check for cancer cells.
- Moles and Skin Tumors
Moles and Skin Tumors
Certain moles and skin tumors are at higher risk for changing into a form of skin cancer.
- Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the most deadly of the three skin cancer types.