Plastic surgeons are often consulted for excision and/or wound closure for skin cancers that are either complex or located in anatomically sensitive areas. Dr. Bastidas specializes in techniques to help minimize scarring while still maintaining a complete oncologic resection. Patients who are referred after cancer removal with Moh’s surgery may often undergo reconstruction the same day.
The most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Skin type and exposure to the sun are thought to be important risk factors and patients who are at risk should have routine complete physical exams performed by their dermatologist. In addition, suspicious moles (nevus) should be considered for excisional biopsy given the potential risk for melanoma.
Dr. Bastidas specializes in the following techniques:
- Excisional Biopsy
- Primary Closure (Complex)
- Local tissue Rearrangement
- Local and Regional Flaps
- Skin Grafting