We strive to provide full service dermatologic care with an emphasis on the prevention and cure of skin cancer. Even if you come solely for a simple rash or a specific cosmetic concern, expect to be offered a full skin check. As healthcare providers, if we control your psoriasis or erase wrinkles, but allow a skin cancer to go undetected on your back, then we have failed in our mission. Thoroughness is one of our hallmarks.
Since your skin is the only organ that is constantly replenishing itself, it important that your healthcare providers evolve too. We will offer you the latest treatments in all aspects of dermatology, while at the same time remaining faithful to tried and true methods and ‘old-school’ treatments as well. Compound medications, a thing of the past in many offices, are found in abundance in our office. From simple wart medications to complex combination bleaching agents, our staff will find the right answer to all your skin questions. We choose the name of our practice carefully, and decided that our mission of arriving at the right choice for each individual patient made the office name very simple to arrive at as well: we provide solutions.
With over a million new cases of skin cancers yearly in the United States, for many of us in the Bay Area, given the intensity of the sun here, it is not a question of ‘if,’ but rather, ‘when’ and ‘where.’ Mohs surgery is a subspecialty dedicated to conservative removal of skin cancers to preserve as much tissue as possible, and then to aesthetically repair the resultant wound. Compared to routine excision, Mohs surgery looks at 99% more of the edges of the removed tissue, thereby providing a far superior clearance rate for tumors. Having surgery once for a basal cell on your nose or a melanoma on your cheek is troublesome enough; repeating the process again for the same incompletely excised cancer is unnecessary.
Fellowship trained Mohs surgeons spend an extra year of their training perfecting tumor extirpation, recognizing difficult histologic variants of cancers under the microscope, and refining flaps and grafts to yield less noticeable post-surgical scars. Our familiarity with the intricacies of the Mohs procedure, extends to all facets of the procedure. Dr. Ewanowski and his staff will guide you through the whole process. The quality of our work is important, as is the impression you, the patient, gets from the experience. We will be there from start to finish, and will work with your other healthcare providers to ensure that all facets of your care are coordinated.