Dr. Charles Kleinberg understands the emotional toll the diagnosis of skin cancer (melanoma) can have on someone. With over 30 years of experience treating dermatological disorders, you can rest assured that you are skilled hands. He also provides a wide array of cosmetic services for those patients who want to look and feel younger. However, when it comes to providing effect Upper West Side skin cancer removal, Dr. Kleinberg is the dermatologist to see. His office’s mission is to work together with you to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dermatology. In order to fulfill this mission, we are committed to listening to our patients, earning their trust and respect, meeting and exceeding our patients’ expectations, ensuring a compassionate, professional environment, and providing state of the art procedures, materials and treatment choices to our patients.
One of the most important jobs for any dermatologist is to examine their patients for signs of skin cancer. If your skin cancer screening results in traces of cancerous cells, Dr. Kleinberg offers the appropriate treatment for each lesion. Mohs surgery is one of his most successful treatments. This Upper West Side skin cancer removal treatment offers a unique benefit because during surgery, the surgeon can see where the cancer stops. This isn’t possible with other types of treatment for skin cancer. The benefits of this type of procedure are a high cure rate and it allows you to keep as much healthy skin as possible since Dr. Kleinberg removes only the skin with cancer cells. There are other advantages as well. During Mohs surgery, most patients remain awake and alert. This means Mohs can safely be performed in a medical office or surgical suite. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Kleinberg will examine the area to be treated and then you will be readied for surgery. An anesthetic injection numbs the area that will be operated on, so you’ll be awake during the surgery. He starts by first cutting out the visible skin cancer. Next, he removes a thin layer of surrounding skin. You’re then bandaged so that you can wait comfortably. While you wait, the doctor looks at the removed skin under a microscope, looking for cancer cells. If cancer cells are found, you’ll need another layer of skin removed. This process of removing a thin layer of skin and looking at it under a microscope continues until the surgeon no longer sees cancer cells.
Once cancer cells are no longer seen, he will decide how to treat your wound. Some wounds heal nicely without stitches, others need stitches. To minimize the scar and help the area heal, some patients require a skin graft or other types of surgery. Mohs surgery has a high success rate and Dr. Kleinberg is quite skilled in the procedure. If you or any member of your family needs Upper West Side skin cancer removal, or have other dermatological questions, make an appointment with Dr. Kleinberg today.