Plano area dermatologist describes effective skin cancer treatment options
A diagnosis of skin cancer can be incredibly scary for any patient. However, patients in the Plano, TX area are in good hands when they visit the team of DSA Dermatology for treatment. Drs. Carmine McConnell and Daniel Acthman work together with patients to discuss the many options available for treatment of skin cancer.
Skin cancer treatment
Patients need to seek treatment for skin cancer as soon as possible. This eliminates the chances of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body or becoming larger on the skin. Skin cancer treatment may vary depending on the needs of the patient, the costs, the location of the cancer, the size, and the preferences of the individual. For example, patients who have a relatively small mole on the face that has tested positive for cancerous cells may opt for a treatment called Mohs micrographic surgery. This procedure is often done to reduce disfigurement of the treatment area and to provide precise removal of the cancerous cells. The location of the cancer may dictate this preferred treatment. However, skin cancer on a more discreet area of the body that is less aggressive may be removed with a simple excision. Patients are encouraged to speak to their dermatological team about the different types of skin cancer treatment and which one is most appropriate for their needs. Patients who opt for radiation or chemotherapy will continue treatment with an oncologist instead of a dermatologist.
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Drs. Carmine McConnell and Daniel Achtman of DSA Dermatology can provide patients with the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision regarding the treatment of their diagnosed skin cancer concerns. Their practice is easy to contact via phone at (972) 362-9567 or by personally visiting their practice at 5072 W. Plano Pkwy, Suite 150, Plano, Texas. Our team of professionals have years of combined experience and encourage patients to take the time to learn about treatment options available.
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At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.