in Sacramento & Vacaville, CA
At Pacific Skin Institute, we treat benign and cancerous lesions with a variety of techniques. Dr. Raja Sivamani, Board Certified Dermatologist, focuses on on an approach using Surgical Excisions as well as Shave and Punch Biopsy removals. Dr. An Yen, Board Certified Dermatologist, is our in house Mohs Micrographic Surgeon.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized form of skin cancer surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). As Mohs Surgery is performed on more sensitive areas of the body such as the face, neck, hands and feet, small layers of skin cancer are removed at a time and examined under a microscope. This technique allows the removal of all cancerous cells while preserving the most amount of normal skin and leaving the smallest possible scar.
We perform several minor surgical procedures that include the following:
- Shave biopsy
- Punch biopsy
- Mole removals
EXCISION OF SKIN LESIONS
There are many non-cancerous growths that can occur on the body that can become painful and irritating:
- Epidermal inclusion cysts (sebaceous cysts)
- Pilar cysts
- Lipoma (benign fatty growths)
SKIN CANCER SURGERY
Skin cancers are treated with an excision or Mohs Surgery depending on the area of the body :
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma