Dr. Paul Gardner is a premier plastic surgeon in Florida who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, including skin cancer removal. In fact, many patients from the Naples area who suffer from skin cancer visit Dr. Gardner. He is one of a few plastic surgeons holding advanced surgical training in eliminating and restoring skin affected by this devastating condition.
Skin cancer can be caused by a number of factors. The most common is exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which comes from the sun and tanning booths. Skin cancer can form on any part of the body, but is most common on the face, head and neck. Although, some individuals are more prone to developing skin cancer, it can affect anyone at any age.
There are several different types of harmful skin cancer that, left untreated, can lead to severe disfigurement. Skin cancer symptoms can be difficult to recognize and greatly depend on the type of cancer as well as the severity level. Patients should seek immediate medical attention at the first sight of any abnormal skin growth, discoloration, bumps, sores or white patches. Individuals should especially watch for the warning signs of melanoma, a particularly dangerous and life-threatening skin cancer. The best way to diagnose skin cancer is to visit Dr. Gardner, who will remove a small portion of the affected skin and perform a biopsy.
It is important to undergo skin cancer treatment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gardner. He may use a number of methods to remove the tumor while preserving as much of the patient's tissue as possible. In case of disfigurement caused by the tumor, Dr. Gardner may utilize a number of cosmetic and/or reconstructive surgical procedures to restore function as well as normal appearance.
Depending on each patient's individual situation, Dr. Gardner will develop the most effective treatment plan that may include one of the following techniques:
Dr. Gardner performs most skin cancer removal procedures at a fully accredited surgical facility in the Naples area. However, patients suffering from skin cancer that has spread to the lymph glands may require major surgery performed at a local hospital.
Although quite effective, skin cancer removal techniques may leave a patient with unsightly scars and/or deformities that often lead to permanent and unattractive changes to the face or body. In such cases, Dr. Gardner may utilize a number of reconstructive techniques to repair damaged tissue and restructure body parts in order to restore function and appearance.
To minimize further damage to the skin that can lead to severe disfigurement, patients who are experiencing skin cancer symptoms should schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gardner by calling (239) 566-2611.
Dr. Gardner is a highly acclaimed Naples / Ft. Myers plastic surgeon with several years of experience and extensive training in a multitude of sophisticated and intricate plastic surgery procedures. He is proficient in a wide range of surgical procedures, including facelift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction. Dr. Gardner is also widely considered a top Fort Myers / Naples rhinoplasty specialist as a result of his immense surgical expertise.