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EDUCATION. RESEARCH. INNOVATION.

The Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation offers specialized educational opportunities to the medical and scientific community who strive to achieve new knowledge in skin cancer management.

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Collaborative Care for Your Patients

SCARS Center specialists collaborate with referring physicians to establish customized care plans for patients. Primary physicians may refer patients, utilize the facility for combined treatment plans, or present cases at our monthly conference.  

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Right to Left: Gregory Bartlow, M.D. (Dermatology); Simon Madorsky, M.D. (Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery); Michelle Aszterbaum, M.D. (Dermatology); Ronald Barr, M.D. (Dermatopathology); Matthew Goodman, M.D. (Dermatology); Judith Harrison, M.D. (Radiation Oncology)

A TEAM APPROACH TO SKIN CANCER MANAGEMENT

Our acclaimed and experienced skin cancer specialists deliver exceptional care to our patients using a comprehensive team approach.

 

SCARS Center board certified skin cancer specialists include: dermatologists, dermatopathologists, radiation oncologists, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

 

Together we offer specialized treatment options that range from non-surgical cure such as Photodynamic Therapy, Superficial Radiotherapy, and topical chemotherapy, to Mohs excision in combination with closure and, in many instances, reconstruction by our board and double board certified plastic surgeons. The combination of specialists and treatment options available at SCARS Center provides patients with the convenience and quality of service every person deserves after a skin cancer diagnosis.

Intraoperative Case Studies

Reconstruction Gallery

Patient Case Studies

Patient Case Studies

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR OPTIMUM PATIENT CARE

The SCARS Foundation CME accredited Skin Cancer Conference is hosted regularly for the benefit of our patients, our specialists, and other local physicians involved in skin cancer management. The conference is designed to maximize our physicians’ effectiveness in patient care by highlighting high-risk skin cancer cases, difficult reconstructive cases, and other skin cancer treatment challenges. The monthly conference allows our physicians to stay ahead of the curve on treatment developments in the skin cancer community, and gives our patients access to a multi-faceted team approach in handling complex cases.

Skin Cancer Connection Articles

Superficial Radiotherapy: Long Term Follow-Up of Highly Selected Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas in Skin Cancer Patients

Superficial radiotherapy (SRT) treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer has been reported to yield variable cure rates. When patients are highly selected, adequate margins of treatment are chosen, and hypofractionation is avoided, cure rates of SRT can approach that of Mohs surgery. SCARS Center’s research article on the subject was recently published in Journal of Dermatology…
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Chronic Open Wound Management with Wound Vac

Chronic open wounds present a lifestyle challenge for patients. In particular, lower leg wounds can take months to fully heal and may require wound care to prevent infection and maintain a healthy, healing wound.  A wound vac or “vacuum-assisted closure of wound” can expedite healing. A wound vac decreases the air pressure on the wound…
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Dermaplaning and Dermabrasion to Treat Rhinophyma

BACKGROUND Rhinophyma is an uncommon form of rosacea that leads to thickening of the nasal skin and enlargement of nasal sebaceous glands. It usually occurs in men over 50.  It is slowly progressive and tends to worsen over time, resulting in a bulbous shape of the nose which gradually becomes deforming. Rhinophymatous papules often form,…
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Augmenting Efficacy of Topical 5-FU for Actinic Keratoses and Skin Cancer

Diffuse actinic sun damage can present a challenge for both patients and providers. First line treatment options include topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cream or photodynamic therapy (PDT). Topical 5-FU cream is applied to the affected area for 2-3 weeks creating inflammation, redness, and crusting as the body eliminates the actinic damage. Alternatively, topical levulan is applied…
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When to do Curettage and Electrodessication (C&D)

HISTORY A 95-year-old woman presents with a 4+ year history of multiple growing lesions of forehead and scalp. These were initially asymptomatic and the patient chose not to seek treatment. She did not present for evaluation and treatment until 2 of the lesions became painful and began to bleed. Shave biopsy of 2 of the…
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Wood’s Lamp Lower Eyelid Melanoma in situ

HISTORY A 57-year-old woman presents with two year hisory of right under-eye pigmentation. Shave biopsy by an outside office diagnosed MMIS, lentigo maligna type. Evaluated under Wood’s Lamp. Patient will be getting treatment at an outside office. DISCUSSION Evaluation of pigmented lesions with blue light There are multiple aspects to evaluating pigmented lesions, the most…
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