Surgical Excision in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

Florida Dermatology Specialists is proud to offer excision surgery to provide skin cancer patients with a safe and effective skin cancer solution. Our team is ready to assist patients in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and North Palm Beach, FL, who have been diagnosed with skin cancer.

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What is Surgical Excision?

Surgical excision is a procedure that involves the removal of a skin lesion or abnormal tissue through a surgical incision. It is commonly used to treat various types of skin cancer. During the procedure, the area surrounding the lesion is numbed with a local anesthetic, and the targeted tissue is carefully cut out. The incision is typically closed with stitches, and the excised tissue may be sent for further analysis.

How Much Does Excision Cost?

The cost of excision surgery at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to estimate the cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.

What is the Excision Procedure Like?

The excision procedure can vary depending on the size and complexity of the excision required. The full procedure may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. Prior to treatment, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Dr. Krathen will take great care to ensure complete removal of the abnormal tissue while preserving surrounding healthy tissue, simultaneously achieving an aesthetically pleasing outcome. You will be able to go home immediately after the procedure.

What is the Recovery Process for Excision Surgery?

The recovery process for excision surgery can vary depending on the location and size of the excised area. After the procedure, we’ll cover the surgical site with a sterile dressing and provide you with instructions for cleaning and post-op care. Complete healing may take several weeks, and scars will gradually fade over time.


You can review our excision post-op instructions here.

How Effective is Excision for Skin Cancer?

Excision surgery is generally considered an effective treatment for removing skin lesions and abnormal tissue. When performed by a qualified professional such as Dr. Krathen, excision surgery can provide a high likelihood of complete removal of the targeted tissue and potentially reduce the risk of recurrence.

When is Surgical Excision Considered Appropriate?

Surgical excision is considered appropriate in cases where non-surgical methods, such as topical treatments or laser therapy, are not suitable or effective for removing the skin lesion or abnormal tissue. It is often recommended for suspicious or cancerous growths that need to be completely excised to prevent further spread or potential complications. During your consultation, Dr. Krathen can help you determine if excision is the most appropriate treatment method for you.

Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Skin Cancer Excision?

Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for skin cancer excision, as our team is led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon. With his expertise, we offer excision surgery to patients who are seeking safe and effective skin cancer treatment.


If you are seeking skin cancer excision surgery in Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce or the surrounding areas of Florida, look no further than Florida Dermatology Specialists. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon, we are proud to provide this treatment option to patients dealing with skin cancer. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.