Dr. Sheth specializes in the treatment and removal of a wide range of benign and malignant skin lesions.
BENIGN lesions include:
MALIGNANT lesions include various skin cancers. Treatment options for skin cancer include:
- Electrodesiccation & Curettage (ED&C): This treatment involves using a small metal instrument (called a curette) to scrape out the tumor along with an application of an electric current to kill off any remaining cancer cells.
- Excision: A scalpel is used to surgically remove the entire growth with an appropriate “safety margin” to ensure complete removal; the wound is then closed with sutures (stitches).
- Topical Medications: 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and Imiquimod are FDA-approved topical prescription creams for the treatment of actinic keratoses and superficial basal cell carcinomas. They have also been shown to be successful in the treatment of Bowen’s disease, an early form of squamous cell carcinoma. 5-FU is a topical form of chemotherapy that has a direct toxic effect on cancerous cells. Imiquimod is an immunomodulator cream that stimulates the immune system to produce interferon, a chemical that attacks precancerous and cancerous cells.
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A state-of-the-art procedure for removal of large or aggressive skin cancers, or cancers located on cosmetically sensitive areas such as the head and neck.