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Skin Cancer Surgery

Remove High-Risk Lesions with the Best Possible Cosmetic Result in Linwood and Haddonfield, New Jersey

Skin cancer is caused by an abnormal, uncontrollable growth of skin cells in the outer layer of skin. Because skin cancer can develop and spread—rapidly, in the case of melanoma—the best outcomes are possible if the disease is caught and treated as early as possible. This is why Dr. Mohit Sood provides skin cancer surgery at New Jersey’s Sood Center.

Cancer in the skin is linked to mutations that occur when there is unrepaired DNA damage, typically triggered by ultraviolet radiation. As the skin cells aggressively multiply, they can form malignant tumors and eventually metastasize to other parts of the body. The most common risk factor for this disease is intense and cumulative exposure to sunlight or artificial sources, like tanning beds.

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What Is Skin Cancer Surgery?

For many patients, surgery is a highly effective treatment for skin cancer. Your treatment plan—typically developed in partnership with your primary care physician, oncologist, and other members of your team—may involve a combination of approaches designed to attack the cancerous cells from multiple angles. The type of treatment that is best for you, including possible skin cancer surgery, will depend on the location, type, and size of the cancerous tissue, your own preferences and overall health, the stage of the disease, and other factors.

As a surgical strategy, excision (removal of cancerous tissue) is a precise, highly effective method of removing skin cancers. Skin cancer surgery for small skin cancers may include an excisional biopsy or cryosurgery, while skin cancer surgery for larger skin cancers or tumors that have spread requires different approaches, such as a wide local excision or a skin graft.

There are also topical prescription medications that can be applied directly to the skin for the treatment of superficial basal and squamous cell carcinomas or pre-cancerous lesions. Laser therapy is another option for treating pre-cancerous lesions in the outer layer of skin.

What Can Skin Cancer Surgery Address?

If you have basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, or pre-cancerous lesions on any part of your body, you could be a good candidate for skin cancer surgery. This is an important decision to make, so Dr. Sood will work closely with you and other members of your care team to ensure the best possible outcome.

How Much Does Skin Cancer Surgery Cost?

The cost of skin cancer surgery will vary depending on the type of cancer you have, where the lesion is located, how advanced your cancer is, and which treatment method you use. Dr. Sood will discuss the cost of this procedure with you during your consultation. Most insurance plans will cover the cost of this surgery.




As a double board-certified general, reconstructive, and plastic surgeon, Dr. Mohit Sood leads Sood Center for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery with his years of practical experience and patient-centered approach to care. His surgical philosophy is rooted in his belief that every patient should be treated with dignity and compassion in the pursuit of technically superior results.
Dr. Sood’s thorough knowledge of anatomy and advanced surgical techniques informs every procedure he performs. In addition to a vast range of cosmetic surgery options, he also specializes in hand surgery, burn and complex wound care, and skin care. His approach to honoring his plastic surgery patients by applying his considerable talent to their unique goals is shared by his welcoming staff.
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What Is the Sood Center Skin Cancer Surgery Experience?

Skin cancer surgery is typically a straight forward procedure that can be completed relatively quickly. Details depend on the type of skin cancer surgery you need. In most cases, local anesthesia is provided to numb the area.

Excisional biopsies are commonly used to both diagnose and treat skin cancer. The entire skin cancer lesion is cut away along with a small area of healthy skin around it with a scalpel. The excised tissue is then looked at under a microscope to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

Ultimately, stitches are used to close the skin. For patients with large skin cancers, a wide local excision will be used to remove more healthy skin and tissue if there might be skin cancer cells in the tissue margins surrounding the skin cancer lesion.

If a large portion of the skin needs to be removed, a skin flap or skin graft can be used to repair or replace the skin in the area. For cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is sprayed to freeze and destroy the targeted cancer cells. Ultimately, a scab will form, then peel off several days later. This is less invasive than surgical treatments for skin cancer, so there is less recovery time, and the side effects are minor.

How Many Skin Cancer Surgery Procedures Will I Need?

For some patients, only one skin cancer surgery will be required. Some patients may need additional treatments to prevent the recurrence of cancer, such as more surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. These treatments help to lower the risk of the cancer coming back.

What Is Post-Skin Cancer Surgery?

After your cancer has been removed, wound repair can be performed for the best functional and cosmetic results, with reconstructive surgery providing a more aesthetically pleasing outcome. Although Sood Center does not offer Mohs surgery, Dr. Sood and his team can provide reconstructive surgery to close the minimal wound after your cancer has been removed via this skin cancer surgery performed elsewhere.

Reconstructive surgery can also help you to heal faster while optimizing the cosmetic result. We can provide both laser scar treatments and non-laser scar treatments if you dislike the way a scar looks.

Is Skin Cancer Surgery Suitable for Everyone?

The type of treatment that is best for you depends on the type of skin cancer or lesion you have. Excision is often recommended for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Cryotherapy may be recommended for precancerous conditions or non-melanoma skin cancers that only affect the top layer of skin.
From beginning to end Dr. Sood has provided professionalism, went above and beyond to make me comfortable, and thoroughly answered all questions. The surgery went extremely well and the recovery process was smoother than anticipated. It was exactly as Dr. Sood explained to me, and I’m beyond pleased with my results.


Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey’s Sood Center also offers a complete range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, such as ear surgery and breast reconstruction, along with non-surgical, cosmetic skincare treatments. Any of these procedures can be used to address trauma from surgery, such as lumpectomies, mastectomies, and more.

After you have had skin cancer surgery, it’s common to experience some side effects such as pain, swelling, bleeding, and scarring. You can use over-the-counter pain medications to help reduce any discomfort.

At Sood Center, we strive to provide the most comprehensive and personalized care throughout each stage of the process while meeting the highest standards for safety. To learn more about how you can remove cancerous tissue with skin cancer surgery, contact New Jersey’s Sood Center by calling Linwood (609.904.5390) or Haddonfield (856.403.9686) to schedule a consultation today.

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