Excisional skin surgery is useful for treating low-risk tumors because it provides acceptable cure rates and is cost effective. It is a surgical procedure used to remove moles, cysts, skin cancer, and other skin growths using local anesthesia. To treat skin cancer, the doctor uses a scalpel to remove the entire tumor and some of the healthy tissue around it. These are compared to other surgical techniques like resection and biopsy. The person performing the excisional skin surgery has complete control over which tissue is removed and which is left behind.
Excisional Surgery Q & A
Q. Will my insurance cover this procedure?
A. Generally, yes, as this is a medically necessary procedure. Please contact your insurance carrier for more information.
Q. How long will it take?
A. On average excision procedures last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.