Skin Cancer Treatment Tinley Park
At Dermatology Associates we provide the most comprehensive and technologically advanced options currently available for the treatment of skin cancers at our Tinley Park and Palos Heights, IL. We offer surgical and noninvasive techniques and our providers are focused on discussing various treatment options that result in a patient-centered outcome to achieve ultimate success.
In choosing a center for your skin cancer treatment it is important that the providers include fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons who are members of the ACMS (American College of Mohs Surgery), experts in the Mohs technique, and the management of cutaneous oncology. At Dermatology Associates, we have two fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons (Vivek Iyengar, MD, and MD, Ph.D.)
Mohs or Microscopically Controlled Surgery
Skin cancers may be effectively treated by several different methods. The treatment of each skin cancer must be individualized, taking into account the type, size, and location of cancer, the patient’s age, and whether or not cancer has been treated before. Microscopically controlled surgery was developed by Dr. Fredrick Mohs in the 1940s as a more precise way to remove skin cancers.
Of all forms of treatment for skin cancers, Mohs surgery offers a cure rate of 98-99%, the highest of any technique available. The technique has been refined over the years to the point where the skin cancer is now removed and examined under the microscope for any remaining tumor almost immediately. The basic principle behind the Mohs technique is to remove the entire skin cancer without taking any more normal skin than is absolutely necessary.
My diagnosis and treatment program was thorough and all my questions were answered. The staff was very kind and friendly. Treatment is ongoing and I’m looking forward to follow up visit.
In addition, Dermatology Associates is the only practice in the area that offers noninvasive superficial radiotherapy as an option for surgical treatment in carefully selected cases.
Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT)
Superficial Radiotherapy before and after: