Cancer Treatment Procedures in Plantation, FL
Following treatment for cancer, some people experience physical side effects and scars that require cosmetic reconstruction in order to achieve a full recovery. For others, surgery acts as a vital part of the treatment process itself. Dr. F. Leigh Phillips, III, MD, PA, FACS offers cancer treatment procedures to residents of Plantation, FL.
Which cancer treatment procedures are available with Dr. Phillips?
For those who are suffering from skin cancer, a skin cancer removal procedure is available. Surgical melanoma removal is also available. Patients who have undergone a mastectomy following breast cancer can also take advantage of the breast reconstruction procedures.
What happens during skin cancer and melanoma removal procedures?
Skin cancer and melanoma removal procedures are typically performed under a local anesthetic. During this procedure, the tumor itself will be removed, as well as a small area of the surrounding skin to ensure all the cancerous cells have been removed. It is common that additional tissues are removed from under the tumor as well. In some cases, it is also necessary to perform a skin graft to minimize scarring. The length and nature of your recovery period should be brief and calm, but this will vary depending on how much has been removed, as well as whether grafts were performed.
What happens during breast reconstruction?
Your breast reconstruction will be performed under a general anesthetic. Prior to the procedure, you will discuss whether to use tissue from your body, or an implant. The recovery period will last four to six weeks.
To learn more about the cancer treatment procedures available to residents of Plantation, contact Dr. F. Leigh Phillips’ office today.