Skin tumor removal

Skin tumor removal

Over the years, the skin may develop several tumors. Most of them are benign, for example, moles and seborrheic warts, but they are still aesthetically unpleasant. For this reason, it is also possible to remove the benign tumors.

But, the removal of malignant tumors (also referred to as "excision") is mandatory.

The non-threatening skin tumors include, for example, all types of  moles ("congenital melanocytic nevi"), connective tissues tumors ("fibromas"), tumors of the fat tissue ("lipomas"), age-related warts ("sebhorreich keratoses"), and nodules of the capillaries (small "hemangiomas").

Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will gladly clarify the best way to treat with an aesthetic surgery procedure your skin tumor during your personal consultation.

The removal of malignant tumors is mandatory

Unlike a benign tumor, a malignant tumor must be absolutely removed. Namely with a surgical procedure, which means undergoing an operation.

Responsible patients should therefore regularly observe their skin, and let a specialist evaluate any anomalies as soon as possible.

Schedule a consultation at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG at your earliest convenience, should you observe the following signs: sudden increases in size, bleedings, and changes in color. If it may not be determined with absolute certainty if the skin tumor is benign or malignant, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will remove the skin anomaly, and send it to an institute of pathology for further, more precise, microscopic testing.

Removal of skin tumors - what you need to know
  • Duration of the procedure

    Depending on the extent of the procedure, between 30 minutes and 1 hour

  • Hospitalization

    Generally, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch removes the skin tumors with an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG. Therefore, you may return home immediately after the procedure.

  • Anesthesia

    Smaller, malignant tumors may be removed under local anesthesia at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG. For bigger tumors, a procedure under general anesthesia at the clinic «Im Park» or the clinic «Pyramide» may be deemed necessary.

  • Sick leave

    Depending on the extent of the procedure, none up to 3 days

  • Risks

    The treatment of skin tumors may cause light postoperative hemorrhages or swellings, hematomas, and aesthetically unpleasant scars.

  • Postoperative treatments

    The postoperative treatment depends on the type of tumor and the complexity of the procedure to remove it. Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will give you all the necessary information. After most surgeries, the sutures must be removed 7 to 14 days after the procedure. During this time, you should avoid practicing intense sports activities.

  • Costs

    The costs depend on the extent of the surgery and will be agreed upon in advance. The insurance covers the costs for the removal of malignant tumors, and, on occasion, of benign tumors as well. We will gladly clarify in advance if your insurance will cover any of the costs.

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