When possible, a dermatologist would love to avoid surgery. Non-invasive solutions, when effective, provide a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for the patient. However, there are times when these conservative and non-invasive options are not going to be an effective solution and surgical options will need to be considered. While many surgical procedures performed by a dermatologist may be considered low risk, it is still incredibly important to find somebody who is competent and who has consistently provided safe and effective results for patients. At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC. Dr. Cheryl Burgess understands this and continuously performs successful surgical procedures.
One major reason that one may need dermatologic surgery is to remove skin cancers including:
Surgery may also be considered an option for removing harmless yet unsightly or annoying skin growths such as a large mole or skin tags.
As with any surgical procedure, it is important to understand the risks. Even for low-risk procedures, there is still risk involved and complications can occur. This is true even with the most carefully and precisely carried out procedures.
Some immediate complications could include:
There are also delayed complications that could occur. Some of these could include:
While it is important to understand that complications with dermatologic surgery could occur, Dr. Burgess will do everything within her power to make sure these complications are not induced by human error. Dr. Burgess has extensive experience in surgical procedures and is a trusted advisor to many successful groups such as Johnson & Johnson. If you believe your skin deserves the best, you should consider the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC. Please call (202) 955-5757 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheryl Burgess.