Skin Cancer in Evansville and Jasper, IN
Skin cancer is not something to take lightly. At the first sign of skin cancer, we encourage our patients in the tri-state area of Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, and Illinois to seek immediate treatment. Skin cancer removal or reconstruction performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery could be the solution for all Evansville and Jasper residents who have been diagnosed with this condition.
What is a Skin Cancer Procedure?
A skin cancer procedure may be performed to eliminate cancerous growths, and may include one or more of the following techniques:
- Mohs surgery, a procedure whereby thin layers of skin are removed at a time and then examined under a microscope to ensure there is no more cancer remaining. This process continues until the sample is free of cancerous cells.
- Excisional surgery that requires the use of a scalpel to remove the cancerous growth along with a small amount of surrounding skin
- Using laser surgery to ablate the skin’s top layer, completely destroying tumors without the need for anesthesia or incisions
When found early, skin cancer can normally be removed without causing a great deal of damage in the process. However, very large tumors or ones in the advanced stages of cancer may require the removal of deeper tissues, and can sometimes lead to disfigurement. Skin cancer reconstruction could be needed to repair the damage and help people feel normal again.
Benefits of Skin Cancer Removal/Skin Cancer Reconstruction
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, this condition could easily spread to other parts of your body unless the lesion is surgically removed. The variety of skin cancer removal methods that are available ensures that Dr. Flannagan can choose one that is perfect for you. In the event skin cancer does result in a deformity, the good news is that skin cancer reconstruction can often help you look like your old self again.
Is Skin Cancer Removal/Reconstruction Right for Me?
Skin cancer removal is definitely recommended for anyone diagnosed with skin cancer. When it comes to skin cancer reconstruction, each patient is different, and will, therefore, experience different benefits. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Flannagan to discuss the pros and cons personally.
Elements of a Skin Cancer Removal/Reconstruction Procedure
This will depend on the exact procedure chosen. During your consultation, we will discuss your procedure with you in greater detail, and will then give you time to ask any questions you may have.
How Long is the Recovery After a Skin Cancer Procedure?
With the exception of advanced cases, there is little recovery time needed after a skin cancer procedure. You will be free to leave our office immediately, and will only need to keep the wound clean and dry. You will also need to change any bandages you have on a regular basis until the site has completely healed.
How Much Does a Skin Cancer Procedure Cost?
The first step in determining your cost is to schedule a skin cancer removal consultation at Flannagan Plastic Surgery. This will allow us to develop a custom treatment program as well as a detailed cost analysis. We will then go over this cost analysis item by item to ensure you fully understand each item listed. After that, our team will work out the best financing option for your needs and budget. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective skin cancer removal procedures to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities. If you are in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky or Illinois, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how skin cancer removal is essential for your good health.