Reconstructive Skin Cancer Surgery from a Board-Certified Surgeon near Lutz, FL
Did you know that Dr. Brett Scotch performs reconstructive skin cancer surgery? In addition to being a board-certified otolaryngologist at Scotch Institute of Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Scotch is also a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience helping skin cancer patients heal from various types of skin malignancies. If you have noticed a suspicious growth on the skin of your face, head, ears, or neck, or if you are unhappy with a scar from a previous surgery, we encourage you to visit our office near Lutz, Florida, for a comprehensive evaluation and expert care.
Dr. Scotch helps patients with non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers, including:
- Basal cell carcinoma – The most common form of cancer, basal cell carcinoma can appear as open sores, shiny bumps, or red patches. It typically does not metastasize, or spread to other areas of the body.
- Squamous cell carcinoma – This form of skin cancer can appear as scaly patches, elevated growths with a central depression, or an unusual wart. It most commonly occurs in sun-exposed areas and can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.
- Melanoma – Although melanoma is among the rarest forms of skin cancer, it is the deadliest. Melanoma typically manifests as a new mole with an asymmetrical border, or as a growth from an existing mole.
We usually recommend that patients with any type of suspicious skin lesion undergo a biopsy, which Dr. Scotch can perform in our office. If the results from the biopsy indicate that the growth should be removed, Dr. Scotch will use advanced, minimally invasive techniques to remove the lesion while preserving surrounding healthy tissues and enhancing facial aesthetics. Dr. Scotch also offers cosmetic solutions using excess fat from other areas of the body for patients who are unhappy with scars from previous skin cancers or surgeries.
Contact Scotch Institute of ENT to learn more about diagnostics and reconstructive skin cancer surgery from Dr. Scotch. Our office is a brief drive from Lutz, FL, and offers convenient online appointment scheduling.