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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

Managing Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

HISTORY A 56-year-old man presented with complaint of lifelong history of darkening, growing left lesion of the left cheek. Biopsy on 09/24/21 showed melanoma in-situ. Excision with 5-6mm margins and closure of left cheek melanoma performed on 12/2/21 showed positive margins at 3-4 o’clock margins. Woods lamp evaluation and re-excision performed on 1/7/22. DISCUSSION Lentigo…
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A Modern Test for Melanoma

DecisionDx Melanoma is enhancing medical decision making in invasive melanoma stages I, II, and III.. Management of cutaneous melanoma involves strategic risk assessment and oncologic work-up. This typically includes staging, wide local excision, and possible sentinel lymph node biopsy or biologic therapy.  Traditionally, surgeons perform a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) if the possibility of…
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The Rare Skin Cancers: Sebaceous Carcinomas

HISTORY A 67-year-old man presents w/ a painful right cheek scar s/p Mohs and reconstruction of sebaceous carcinoma done on 4/2019 complicated by salivary fistula. History of drained hematoma and leaking parotid gland s/p surgery. 0.3cc of kenalog 10 mg/cc injected on 9/30/21. Excision of right cheek scar with reconstruction done on 11/29/21. DISCUSSION Sebaceous…
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Sensory Symptoms with Skin Cancers

HISTORY A 68-year-old woman presented with left cheek radiating, shooting pains in the area of biopsy proven  basal cell carcinoma. The neuralgia symptoms radiated to the nose, eye, and temple. MRI of the face was non-contributory. Mohs excision was performed by the dermatologist. Additional margin wide local excision was performed at the reconstructive procedure. Patient…
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Severe Lichenoid Drug Eruption from Pembrolizumab

HISTORY An 88-year-old woman with a six-month history of a diffuse, pruritic eruption that includes thick, hypertrophic leg lesions with accompanying edema, ulcerations, weeping exudates and pain. The eruption started during a course of pembrolizumab (keytruda) infusions for high risk melanoma of the left great toe. Last Keytruda infusion was three months ago. DISCUSSION  Pembrolizumab,…
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Superior Extended Nasal Myocutaneous Island Flap: An Alternative to Forehead Flap Reconstruction of the Nose

SCARS Center has published a scientific article in Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, formerly known as JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This article introduces an innovative approach for reconstruction of medium to large nasal defects. Medium and large nasal defects are mostly…
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