In Fort Lauderdale, FL
Your Skin Cancer Specialists
At Galt Dermatology, our physicians perform all of our procedures in-office, under local anesthesia. We remove a variety of benign and malignant lesions. The method of removal will depend on the type of lesion in concern, and a biopsy may be necessary prior to treatment.
Surgeries performed in our office include excisional surgery, electrosurgery, and cryosurgery.
If you have any concerns surrounding growths on your skin, it is best that you schedule an appointment, so that we may evaluate the lesion, and consult treatment options.
For skin cancer treatment in certain areas such as your scalp, face, hands or feet, your physician may refer you to a Mohs Surgeon, who specializes in the removal of all cancerous cells for the highest rate for a cure, while sparing healthy tissue and minimizing scarring.
Some of the outpatient surgical techniques utilized at Galt Dermatology include:
- Excisional Surgery
- Soft Tissue Augmentation
Conditions We Diagnose and Treat
- Atypical Moles
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Scar Revision
Skin cancer rates, including melanoma, are increasing in number each year. Early diagnosis leads to better outcomes. We recommend an annual skin check for all patients by a board certified dermatologist. At Galt Dermatology, we pride ourselves in taking a thorough medical exam including a head to toe skin exam on all of our patients.
Skin Cancer Screening
A skin cancer screening is a medical dermatological process to detect pre-cancerous or cancerous skin growths. If you suspect an abnormal mole growth or skin lesion, contact Galt Dermatology for a screening as soon as possible.
Skin cancers have grown significantly over the years. with more than a million new cases reported in the United States annually (Source: CDC Skin Cancer Statistics). Routine self-examination of the skin is recommended to note any new or changing lesions. If you discover any of the following, contact Galt Dermatology as soon as possible.
- A mole that has changed in color, shape or size
- A sore that never completely heals
- A crusting or scaly lesion
- A firm, red bump that is growing quickly
- A waxy or pearly bump
Over 3 million cases of various skin cancers are diagnosed each year in America. Routine screenings by a dermatologist is the number one method for early detection and cancer prevention. By detecting skin cancer early, and following with appropriate treatment, skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have a cure rate of about 95 percent.
More serious forms of skin cancer, such as melanoma are also promising for curability when detected and treated prior to spreading. Contact our physicians today to schedule your skin cancer screening.
During the screening, your physician will be looking for signs of cancer that may not be so prevalent as to what you can see yourself. With any abnormalities, cancerous cells are easier to treat when in the earliest stages. When symptoms become more serious, cancer may have already started to spread.
Our physicians perform a full-body skin exam, noting any new or changing moles, growths, or lesions. You should express any changes that you have noticed yourself during your home exams. If you have noted rough areas, itching, bleeding, or changing moles, it is advised to aware your physician of these.
Your physician will instruct you on how to properly conduct a self-examination of your skin. Our physicians walk you through thorough detail of what to look for and where to look. This will include commonly overlooked areas such as the scalp, soles of the feet and between the toes.
If an initial skin cancer screening is abnormal, your physician may order further diagnostic testing, such as a skin biopsy. This involves removing a layer of skin to send to a lab for examination to determine whether it is benign or malignant.
We offer transparent surgical pricing without the headaches of prior authorizations or approvals from insurances. Please visit our pricing page for additional details.