Skin Cancer Newport Beach
More than 1 million skin cancers are found each year. In SoCal and the rest of United States, the most common type of skin cancer is basal cell, followed by squamous cell, and melanoma. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases.
As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Batniji is an expert at the surgical treatment of facial skin cancers.
Dr. Batniji and his staff strongly believe in prevention of skin cancers. To this end, Dr. Batniji encourages all his patients to use a sunblock with proper SPF protection.
Patients with concerning growths of the facial skin often consult with Dr. Batniji for further evaluation. If necessary, Dr. Batniji may recommend a biopsy of any facial skin growths that have irregular borders, bleed on occasion, have irregular color, and/or is new and rapidly growing. When performing a biopsy, Dr. Batniji uses techniques to minimize scar formation.
If the biopsy demonstrates a precursor to skin cancer, Dr. Batniji recommends a variety of treatment options, including skin resurfacing with laser.
If the biopsy demonstrates a basal cell or squamous cell cancer, Dr. Batniji recommends surgical excision. Depending upon the size and location of the cancer, Dr. Batniji may perform the excision of the lesion or refer the patient for Mohs micrographic excision of the skin cancer. In either case, Dr. Batniji utilizes his highly specialized skills to reconstruct the excision site to minimize scar formation and achieve a result that is natural in appearance.
Reconstruction of Skin Cancer photos
If there is lymph node involvement and/or the cancer is a melanoma, Dr. Batniji will present your case to the Hoag Cancer Center Tumor Board. This meeting consists of experts in the field of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Surgery. Dr. Batniji will discuss the recommendations from the Tumor Board and guide you through the treatment plan.