Excision of a skin cancer lesion.
Who is a candidate?
People with a cancerous skin lesion.
Average length of procedure?
* 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the cancerous area
Type of anesthesia?
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
No time off required, in most cases.
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Activity restrictions depend on the location of the excision.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
Depending on the size and location of the melanoma, a second procedure may be required once the biopsy report is available
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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