Skin Surgery

Skin is vital to keeping you healthy. If you find an abnormality in your skin, it can be worrisome. Our team is here to keep your skin healthy using the latest surgical techniques, and we'll ease your fears by keeping you informed.

Lincoln Surgical's surgeons treat skin conditions such as cysts, skin cancers, moles, fatty tumors, and abscesses.

Surgical treatment may be recommended to treat a number of conditions that affect the skin, and many conditions that affect the skin can appear in any region of the body.

Lincoln Surgical offers surgical treatment for not only benign conditions of the skin such as cysts, lipomas, and skin lesions but also for melanoma and other types of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of skin cells that often develops as a result of unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells. One common cause of skin cancer is overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which triggers genetic defects. Cancerous tumors that develop on the skin may spread to nearby tissues, and in unusual circumstances, to vital organs.

As a plastic surgeon, communicating openly and honestly with my patients is key to providing the results they are looking for, whether I’m performing reconstructive surgery or helping them choose a chemical peel or injectable product. —Dr. Shankaran

Common types of skin cancer

  • Melanoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma