Complex Skin Cancer Surgery
In some instances, more complex excisions and repairs will be required to remove a skin cancer. This is often the case when a skin cancer is located in a delicate or difficult to treat area of the body.
A skin flap is a type of wound closure where skin is taken from an adjacent area and moved to fill the gap often created from the removal of a skin lesion such as skin cancer.
Another option for more complex skin cancer removals include skin grafts - where a transfer of tissue which has been completely removed from another area of the body is applied to help close a wound left from a skin cancer removal.
Dr. Angie Barker has undertaken complex training and has extensive experience in complex skin cancer surgeries such as the procedures described above. Dr May Sian Oh also has qualifications in these more complex procedures.
Source: DermNet NZ
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