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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.

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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

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Total Ear Reconstruction with Osseointegrated Prosthesis

DISCUSSION Total ear reconstruction after radical skin cancer resection can be treated with prosthetic rehabilitation. Optimally, osseointegrated fixation of a prosthesis is employed. This patient was treated with complete ear amputation and post-operative radiation. His prosthetic rehabilitation was a team effort between Simon Madorsky, M.D., at SCARS Center and Mark George, D.D.S., a prosthodontist. Three…
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Anticoagulant Use in Cutaneous Surgery

HISTORY 87-year-old man with atrial fibrillation presented with squamous cell carcinoma in situ of scalp and forehead. Patient was treated with Mohs and reconstruction on 7-3-18. Incisional hematomas appeared 2.5 weeks post Mohs and treated with I&D. Patient continued warfarin and baby aspirin throughout treatments. DISCUSSION Anticoagulant use in Facial and Dermatologic Surgeries has become…
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Leiomyoma of arm

HISTORY 74-year-old man presents with 0.6cm nodule on the posterior upper arm skin .  Pathology showed atypical spindle cell neoplasm, favoring pleomorphic leiomyoma. Wide local excision was performed. DISCUSSION Leiomyoma is a tumor of smooth muscle cells. Leiomyoma of the skin usually arises from the arrector pili muscle of the hair follicles. The extent of…
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Management of Recurrent Large Melanoma In Situ

HISTORY 78-year-old man presents with a recurrent melanoma in situ of left cheek in April 2018. Previously, the melanoma in situ was excised in 2001. Patient’s dermatologists performed excision in three stages over a period of 3 weeks to achieve clear margins.  Reconstruction of left cheek was performed with a cheek and neck platysma myocutaneous…
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Recurrent SCC of Nasal Tip

HISTORY 71-year-old man presents with recurrence of SCC of nose following Mohs excision on 2-9-17. Partial rhinectomy was performed with incomplete Mohs excision leaving residual positive margins due to patient’s comfort.  Two additional excisions of involved margins were done under anesthesia achieving clear margins. First stage reconstruction was performed on 4-11-18. DISCUSSION Management of a…
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Upper Chest BCC PNI

HISTORY 53-year-old man presents with a 4-year-history of BCC of upper chest.  The tumor measured 12 cm x 6 cm. Wide local excision with 1 cm margins on 11/10/2017 found clear margins and perineural invasion. The nerves up to 0.23 mm were involved by tumor. The final defect was 13.5 cm x 8.3 cm.  …
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