Choosing a surgeon to treat your medical condition is an important decision that can significantly impact the outcome and success of your procedure. While surgeons may be fully licensed and certified to perform your procedure, this does not ensure their skill level and experience in performing your individual procedure. Effective results will be best achieved by a surgeon who is comfortable with this type of procedure and has proven his/her skills through previous procedures.
Below are some mistakes many patients make when seeking a surgeon for their skin tumor.
If we have not made ourselves clear, we think it is important to obtain a second opinion. It is important to appreciate the risks of facial paralysis, potential scarring and facial deformities that are associated with facial skin cancers. At the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, we utilize the latest technologies, including a facial nerve monitoring device to decrease the risk of facial nerve paralysis. Furthermore, we have developed strict after care protocols for the care of the healing incision to improve the final cosmetic appearance.