The Benefits of Visiting a Specialist for Skin Cancer

Plastic Surgery Specialist

At our top-of-the-line medical facility, patients can receive in-office skin reconstructive surgery to remove discolorations or growths that cause disfigurement. Visiting our knowledgeable ear, nose and throat physician, Dr. Jones, for skin repair procedures has several benefits such as: 

  • Creating a more youthful appearance
  • Ensuring body parts continue to function correctly
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Removing cancerous lesions
  • Avoiding overnight hospital stays

For many individuals, the thought of having a permanent disfigurement from a small or large cancer on the head, neck or facial structure is frightening. In addition to offering reconstructive surgeries for squamous cell carcinoma, our expert ENT physician is also responsible for repairing the damage from trauma injuries to the nose and face. 

What is an ENT Reconstructive Physician?

If you have never had an examination from a medical specialist with training in caring for the throat, nose and face, then understanding their education is essential. Formally known as an Otolaryngologist, this medical professional is educated in a surgical residency program for approximately five years before working independently. However, before a residency, students first attend college to learn about human anatomy, pharmaceuticals and physiology. An ENT physician focuses on understanding the structures of the face that are part of the upper respiratory system and nearby regions. Learning reconstruction of the face and neck is a subspecialty within this medical professional career. 

Dr. Jones has been a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery since 1988. He continues to attend continuing medical education courses to keep up to date with the latest treatment procedures and surgical technologies and advancements in the field.

Procedures Performed in Our Office Prevent Hospital Stays 

Our Office Prevent Hospital Stays

Many children visit ENT specialists for chronic colds, earaches, or seasonal allergies, but an ear, nose and throat physician also treats adults for problems such as sinus infections or skin cancer treatments. Cancerous lesions on the faces of adults are fairly common due to frequent skin exposure while sunbathing, working outside or driving a vehicle. Many mature adults are experiencing sun damage on the skin tissue of their faces and necks because protective sunscreen products were not available several years ago. In-office skin reconstructive surgery is especially important for the neck and face because patients can not cover up the areas with clothing.

We Perform Biopsies on Skin Lesions

An in-office skin reconstructive surgery for cancerous lesions is simple by visiting an ENT like Dr. Jones because no overnight stay in a hospital is required. The physician can inject a numbing solution, a local anesthetic, under the skin before using cool laser, scalpel or dermabrasion skin cancer therapies. Because Dr. Jones specializes in understanding the anatomy of the face and neck, patients experience minimal scarring. After the lesion is removed, the skin cells are collected to perform a biopsy to determine if it was cancerous. In addition, laboratory technicians can learn the type of cancer and its level from the biopsy process. In many cases, patients require no additional skin cancer treatments from us.

What Skin Cancers Do You Treat?

We treat several types of skin cancers at our medical facility, including:

  • Melanomas
  • Squamous cell cancers
  • Basal cell cancers
  • Spindle cell tumors
  • Sebaceous gland tumors

A variety of skin cancer treatments are available such as:

  • Topical medications
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Excision of tissue

Contact Us Today to Schedule an Appointment

Anyone with unusual skin discolorations on the skin should contact our ear, nose and throat physician to schedule an appointment for an examination as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment is the best way to overcome the dangers of skin cancer.