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Surgical Dermatology

Board-certified surgical dermatology services at Dermatology of Athens.

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Surgical Dermatology

Board-certified surgical dermatology services at Dermatology of Athens.


What is Surgical Dermatology?

Surgical dermatology is a specialized branch of dermatology medicine that focuses on addressing a wide range of skin concerns, conditions, and diseases with surgical methods. For example, surgical dermatology can involve removing benign growths (e.g. cysts or unsightly moles) through surgical excision or treating skin cancer with Mohs surgery. 

Woman having her mole examined by dermatologist

Surgical Dermatology FAQs

Do you want to learn more about this comprehensive branch of dermatology? Browse our FAQs section to get a better understanding of what a surgical dermatologist is, common surgical dermatology procedures, and what skin cancers we treat in Athens, Georgia. 

At Dermatology of Athens, our surgical dermatologists have over 40 years of combined experience. They specialize in performing a variety of surgical procedures to address a range of concerns and conditions. 

For instance, Dr. Adam Carter, M.D., is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who specializes in treating skin cancer, while Dr. Jonathan Fass, M.D., is a highly experienced physician with a passion for helping patients restore the health of their skin through surgical methods.

Our highly-trained providers treat skin cancer in Athens, Georgia, with a variety of methods. Depending on several factors, including the severity and location of the skin cancer and the patient’s overall health, skin cancer can be treated with Mohs surgery, surgical excision, cryotherapy, or curettage and electrodessication. 

Based on your individual circumstances, your doctor will help you determine which skin cancer treatment is right for you at your dermatology consultation. 

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, contact us to schedule an appointment today to know more about your skin cancer treatment options in Athens, Georgia.

At Dermatology of Athens, our providers specialize in treating several different forms of skin cancer. However, the most common skin cancers we treat include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. 

There are several skin conditions that can be treated with dermatologic surgery. This can include but is not limited to: 

  • Skin Cancer
  • Atypical Moles
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Cysts
  • Warts
  • Lipomas
  • Keloids
  • Skin Tags

If you have a specific skin growth or lesion you’d like to address, please reach out to our team of friendly providers at Dermatology of Athens. We’re here to help you love your skin again. 

At Dermatology of Athens, our experienced surgical dermatologists use a wide range of skin surgeries to diagnose and treat various skin conditions and diseases. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Mohs Surgery
  • Surgical Excision
  • Curettage and Electrodessication
  • Cryotherapy
  • Skin Biopsy (e.g. punch biopsy, shave biopsy, incisional biopsy and excision biopsy)
  • Skin Flaps

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you are searching for a specific procedure, please reach out to our clinic for more information. 

All dermatologists are trained in basic dermatologic surgery. However, in some cases, a general dermatologist will receive additional training to become specialized in more complex surgical procedures, such as Mohs surgery. 

This depends on the type of dermatologic surgery you are having. However, in many cases, while you may experience some discomfort afterwards, your doctor will administer either a local or general anesthetic to minimize any pain or discomfort during the surgical procedure.

Many surgical dermatology procedures are covered by insurance. However, this depends on your individual insurance plan. Before you schedule your appointment, we recommend you contact your insurance provider for clarification on which dermatology treatments are covered. 


Surgical Dermatology Photos

Surgical dermatology can treat a wide range of skin conditions and diseases. To get a better idea of what happens during dermatologic surgery and how it can improve your skin, view our photo gallery below. 


Schedule a Dermatology Appointment in Athens, Georgia

Do you need to find an effective skin cancer treatment? Or need a worrisome mole removed? At Dermatology of Athens, our experienced providers utilize dermatologic surgery to treat and address many different skin conditions and diseases, such as skin cancer, atypical moles, cysts, and more. We can help you restore and maintain the health of your skin through personalized dermatology treatment plans. 

Schedule a dermatology appointment in Athens, Georgia, by requesting an appointment online or by calling Dermatology of Athens clinic at (706) 353-8220.

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Have questions or concerns? Please call us at 706.353.8220

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