Surgical technique during skin cancer reconstruction
Dr. Starkman commonly receives referrals from general surgeons for their post-Mohs patients. Often, reconstruction surgery can be performed within a day of your Mohs surgery—or, it can be performed all in one surgery! During your consultation with Dr. Starkman, he will talk with you about the various surgical techniques he uses and discuss the best method or methods for your treatment.
Skin cancer plastic surgery is highly individualized, and depending on the wound(s), can involve a skin graft, the local flap technique, adjacent tissue transfer, stitching, or surgical closure. It is possible that you may need to have surgeries in stages, depending on the complexity or severity of your particular case.
Skin cancer reconstruction can last from 30 minutes to three hours and is performed in our on-site operating room with local and/or twilight anesthesia. Dr. Starkman's procedures typically heal nicely with the incisions well hidden; however, patients can request CO2 laser resurfacing if they feel their scars could be further reduced. Laser resurfacing should be scheduled six weeks or more after the reconstruction surgery.
Contact the office of Dr. Starkman to receive some of the best skin cancer reconstruction Scottsdale has to offer.