What is skin cancer?
Skin cancer can be an intimidating word, but for patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer, there are several treatment options available. At Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, we offer Mohs surgery and superficial radiation therapy (SRT) for safe, effective treatment of various skin cancers. In addition, we also perform destruction or ablation of benign tumors and use intense-pulse light therapy (IPL) to help restore the skin's appearance after the removal of benign or malignant lesions. There are several types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. For this reason, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel will conduct a full skin analysis to create the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Skin Cancer Treatment Reviews
"Several of my coworkers come here and I was forewarned about how backed up this place can get and to expect a long wait. I was pleasantly surprised when I was in and out in a little over 30 minutes. I came in during their Wed evening hours so maybe that makes a difference. I also saw the Nurse Practitioner so maybe her schedule is a little lighter than the Dr too. Anyway, I came in for a regular skin check and the NP was super nice, very professional, and I left feeling like I'm not going to drop dead of skin cancer anytime soon which pretty much made me a happy patient!"- D.M. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2013
"Always right on with my examination and treatments. Very friendly and courteous staff and highly recommend them for any skin treatment and procedure you might need. They follow up with you after surgery and send reminders when time to be checked for skin cancer or whatever condition you might have."- J.S. / Google / Mar 18, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr.Pentel's both in dermatology and cosmetics for 7 years.My husband & I have ongoing skin cancer issues and are always impressed with the level of education,skill,expertise and courtesy shown to us during our various treatment methods.Dr. Pentel sets the bar quite high for the entire staff and it is a pleasure to interact with all.The dermatology front desk staff work together seamlessly as a team..they are proficient in customer service as well as insurance acumen."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 08, 2019
"I’ve been going to Dr. Pentel for over ten years. She discovered I had melanoma twice and removed it all. I now go annually to get my skin check and Dr. Pentel and her staff are always kind and professional. If you want a Dermatologist that knows what skin cancer looks like...she is your doctor. ??"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 20, 2019
"I "interviewed" Dr Boyd after having an unpleasant experience with another dermatologist who wanted to sell other products and services. Dr Boyd is conservative in his approach and has always been spot-on (excuse the pun) when diagnosing my skin. I have had skin cancer related issues for 50 years...he and his staff are great!"- D.L. / Google / Feb 18, 2018
Candidates for skin cancer treatment
People who have been recently diagnosed with dermal cancer or suspect abnormal changes in their skin are usually ideal candidates for skin cancer treatment. The first step in receiving the personalized care you need is to set up a comprehensive skin assessment with Dr. Pentel. During this exam, she can review your medical history and determine the best method for removing cancerous skin tissue. In addition, she can also examine other areas and skin lesions on your body to make sure there isn't any other cause for concern.
Treatment options for skin cancer
Skin cancer treatment is a highly customized process. Solutions may include but are not limited to Mohs surgery, superficial radiation therapy (SRT), or destruction via electrocautery or cryotherapy. Dr. Pentel also often couples intense-pulse light therapy (IPL) with skin cancer treatment to rejuvenate the skin's appearance after benign, premalignant, or malignant tissue has been removed. During your initial consultation, Dr. Pentel can review the benefits and limitations of each procedure and recommend which therapy she thinks is best for you.
Since skin cancer treatment is so specialized, the recovery, post-care instructions, and physical limitations will be different for each person. Regardless of the care you receive, Dr. Pentel will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing and ensure optimal outcomes. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery, do not hesitate to call our office. Our caring dermatological team is here to provide you with unparalleled service at every step on your road to recovery.
Primer Skin Cancer Care
Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center is proud to offer advanced skin cancer treatment options that range from surgical to nonsurgical intervention. If you or your loved one has been recently diagnosed with skin cancer, we invite you to call our office in Jacksonville, FL to schedule a dermal consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel. We can provide the personalized medical care that you deserve.