Melanoma is not the most common skin cancer but it can certainly be the most dangerous is not diagnosed and treated early. The most common cause is exposure to the sun, which in recent years has become an increasing problem in the warmer parts of Europe.
Dr. Georgopoulos has many years’ experience in treating melanomas, and he is an expert in both the removal of the melanoma and the minimization of any scarring resulting from the melanoma’s removal.
If you are concerned that you might have a melanoma, you should have it examined as soon as possible. It can be removed easily with surgical procedures carried out by a trained professional such as Dr. Georgopoulos, who will advise you on your options and the action to take to solve the problem.
There are usually two steps involved in diagnosing and treating a melanoma. First, a biopsy of the affected area is taken to confirm the diagnosis. Then, the melanoma is surgically removed with a bigger incision.
In many cases, excision of the melanoma can lead to scarring. Fortunately, Dr. Georgopoulos can combine his aesthetic surgical experience to reduce the effects of the scarring.
After the Treatment
In some cases, you will be able to return home and to normal activity quite quickly after the procedure. This will depend on the size and extent of the melanoma and the procedure to be carried out. Only for the most severe cases, will a longer stay be required.
You will be required to stay in contact with the Geoplasty Center after the surgery to ensure there is no recurrence of the melanoma.
Melanoma Treatment at the Geoplasty Center
If you are concerned that you may have a melanoma, you should immediately seek a consultation. The earlier a melanoma is treated the better the chance effective treatment can be applied. Dr. Georgopoulos is a skilled practitioner for all skin-related conditions and can offer you a detailed examination and consultation once you make an appointment.