Dr. Kris Reddy FACS, West Palm Beach Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, cares for South Florida skin cancer patients including West Palm Beach skin cancer, Palm Beach skin cancer, Boca Raton skin cancer, Delray Beach skin cancer, and Boynton Beach skin cancer patients and more at his nationally accredited West Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center!
Kris Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
Dr. Kris Reddy FACS: Expert at Removing Benign Skin Cancer and Post MOHS Reconstruction in West Palm Beach
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 500,000 new cases are reported each year-and the incidence is rising faster than any other type of cancer. While skin cancers can be found on any part of the body, about 80 percent appear on the face, head, or neck, where they can be disfiguring as well as dangerous.
If you develop any new moles as an adult, you should get it checked out by a dermatologist! A review of 38 previously published medical studies showed that just 29% of the skin cancers began in moles patients already had, while 71% came from new lesions on the skin.
Dr. Kris Reddy FACS, West Palm Beach board certified plastic surgeon, can remove benign skin cancer and providing post MOHS reconstruction in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Reddy has the rare double honor of being a Fellow of American and International College of Surgeons, the only board certified plastic surgeon in Palm Beach County, Florida to hold both of these prestigious honors. Dr. Reddy is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Removing Benign Skin Cancer in West Palm Beach
Dr. Kris Reddy, West Palm Beach Board Certified plastic surgeon, removes benign skin cancer lesions at the West Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center, his AAAASF nationally accredited facility, generally utilizing MD Anesthesiologists to provide iv sedation or local anesthesia. Alternatively, Dr. Reddy can remove the lesion at the JFK Medical Center.
The primary cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation - most often from the sun, but also from artificial sources like sunlamps and tanning booths. In fact, researchers believe that our quest for the perfect tan, an increase in outdoor activities, and perhaps the thinning of the earth's protective ozone layer are behind the alarming rise we're now seeing in skin cancers.
Anyone can get skin cancer-no matter what your skin type, race or age, no matter where you live or what you do. But your risk is greater if...
Your skin is fair and freckles easily.
You have light-colored hair and eyes.
You have a large number of moles, or moles of unusual size or shape.
You have a family history of skin cancer or a personal history of blistering sunburn.
You spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors.
You live closer to the equator, at a higher altitude, or in any place that gets intense, year-round sunshine.
You received therapeutic radiation treatments for adolescent acne.
Common Signs of Skin Cancer
You keep getting a sore in the same place.
You have a pearly bump on your skin. The bumps can be red, pink, white, tan, black, or brown.
You have a new mole.
A mole is itching or bleeding for no reason.
Types of Skin Cancer
By far the most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. Fortunately, it's also the least dangerous kind--it tends to grow slowly, and rarely spreads beyond its original site. Though basal cell carcinoma is seldom life-threatening, if left untreated it can grow deep beneath the skin and into the underlying tissue and bone, causing serious damage (particularly if it's located near the eye).
Squamous cell carcinoma is the next most common kind of skin cancer, frequently appearing on the lips, face, or ears. It sometimes spreads to distant sites, including lymph nodes and internal organs. Squamous cell carcinoma can become life threatening if it's not treated.
A third form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, is the least common, but its incidence is increasing rapidly, especially in the Sunbelt states. Malignant melanoma is also the most dangerous type of skin cancer. If discovered early enough, it can be completely cured. If it's not treated quickly, however, malignant melanoma may spread throughout the body and is often deadly.
Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of the growth and examining its cells under a microscope. It can be treated by a number of methods, depending on the type of cancer, its stage of growth, and its location on your body.
Dr. Reddy can remove most skin cancers (primarily basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas) surgically. If the cancer is small, the procedure can be done quickly and easily. The procedure may be a simple excision, which usually leaves a thin, barely visible scar. Or curettage and desiccation may be performed. In this procedure the cancer is scraped out with an electric current to control bleeding and kill any remaining cancer cells. This leaves a slightly larger, white scar. In either case, the risks of the surgery are low.
Post MOHS Reconstruction in West Palm Beach
After having Mohs surgery to remove a skin cancer lesion, your Mohs surgeon may perform a simple closure himself or may instead choose to refer you to a plastic surgeon for your post-Mohs reconstruction surgery. It is important to understand that there is no one “formula” for performing post-Mohs reconstructive surgery since the locations, amounts, and types of tissues affected are different from patient to patient. Dr. Kris Reddy, Dr. Ravinder Jarial, and Dr. Lisa Learn provide a wide range of treament options.
Consultation for Skin Cancer Removal or Post MOHS reconstruction in West Palm Beach
Dr. Reddy, Dr. Learn, and Dr. Jarial offer a free and private consultation during which Dr. Reddy and you will explore removal of benign skin cancer or Post MOHS reconstruction options suitable for your objectives, lifestyle, and lifestage.
No matter what's motivating you, don't spend any more time just thinking about removal of benign skin cancer or Post MOHS reconstruction in West Palm Beach. When you complete the form below or call (561) 304-0001 for a free, private consultation, you can feel confident that you will receive excellent care.
South Florida skin cancer patients including West Palm Beach skin cancer patients, Palm Beach skin cancer patients, Boca Raton skin cancer patients, Delray Beach skin cancer patients, Boynton Beach skin cancer patients, and Palm Beach Gardens skin cancer patients provide Dr. Kris Reddy excellent ratings and reviews for his removal of benign skin cancer and care.
Quick facts about skin cancer treatment
Treatment of skin cancer, much like any form of cancer, may require surgery to remove cancerous growths
Dr Reddy can surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance
Although no surgery is without scars, Dr. Reddy will make every effort to treat your skin cancer without dramatically changing your appearance
For some people, reconstruction may require more than one procedure to achieve the best results
Skin Cancer Treatment is generally considered medically necessary by insurance companies which will generally reimburse for the treatment.