What is a Surgical Excision?
Surgical excision is a surgical technique used to remove skin cancer. The surgical excision procedure involves cutting out the lesion and surrounding skin, then stitching together the wound to close it up.
Surgical excision is done for different skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (the most common type), squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma.
What are the Benefits of a Surgical Excision for Skin Cancer?
Surgical excision of a skin cancer lesion has higher cure rates in comparison to other skin cancer treatments.
It is also faster than other skin cancer treatments.
How is a Surgical Excision Performed?
Surgical excision is mainly performed under local anesthesia by our team of leading experts. The procedure typically lasts for 30-45 minutes.
The cancerous skin is removed using surgical tools like scissors, scalpels, forceps, or surgical lasers, depending on the size of the affected area.
Afterward, our team of leading experts will carefully close your wound using surgical staples, stitches, surgical glue, bandages, and dressings. Our experts will carefully bandage the surgical site and insert surgical drains into the wound to remove the fluid. Most patients often have a scar the size of the incision after surgery.