Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting over one million Americans every year. Fortunately, increased awareness and screening has led to earlier detection and treatment. Furthermore, the importance of sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will hopefully decrease the incidence of these cancers in the future.
Some of the more common types of skin cancer include squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Depending on the size, extent and overall patient status, these cancers can be treated with either topical therapies, surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a state of the art treatment for skin cancer that yields the highest cure rates of all skin cancer treatments. The Mohs surgeon excises the cancer, while minimizing the removal of surrounding healthy tissue, and confirms complete removal by looking at the tissue under the microscope. Mohs surgery is extremely effective for cosmetically sensitive areas such as the nose, eyelids, lips and other areas of the face where preservation of tissue is critical.
Dr. Hall specializes in reconstructing the defects that result after Mohs surgery. He works closely with Mohs surgeons to assist in the reconstruction when needed. He utilizes the latest techniques in local and regional flap repair and skin grafting to restore each patient’s natural appearance while optimizing their cosmetic and functional outcome.