Surgical Dermatology

To schedule an appointment with Pantea Hashemi, MD, or for more information on treatments, please call us at (916) 571-5200 or request an appointment online by emailing us.

Lipoma Removal​

A lipoma is rarely a serious medical condition. Treatment generally isn’t necessary, but if the Lipoma bothers you, or is painful or swollen, you may want to have it removed. Lipomas can be easily removed surgically. This procedure is called an excision, during which the skin is numbed with a needle, the Lipoma is removed, and stitches are placed.

Mole Removal​

Mole removal can be performed for medical and/or cosmetic purposes. Most often, moles will be biopsied and sent to a pathologist to confirm that they are benign. Moles come in many different shapes and forms, and removal ranges from a simple shave to a more complex surgical excision. If you have any moles that are particularly bothersome or unsightly, it is best to schedule a consultation.

Skin Tag Removal​

Skin tags are tiny benign growths that often occur where there is friction on the body from clothing, jewelry, or movement. These bumps can appear to be flesh-colored or darkly pigmented. The development of skin tags can occur on anyone, but are more common in adults. Studies also show there is a genetic tendency to develop skin tags if other family members have them. More skin tags may develop as you age. Skin tags are harmless, but can sometimes become irritated from rubbing against clothing, jewelry, or other materials. Treatment is not necessary, but if removal is desired they can be treated in office. Skin tags are removed by cutting or burning them off.

Skin Cancer Treatment

Treatment of skin cancer depends on its type, histopathology subtype, location and stage. The clinical diagnosis can be confirmed by a biopsy from the specimen taken from skin lesions e.g moles, growths or dry papules. Treatment includes surgical excision, cryosurgery, electrodessication, immunotherapy, topical chemotherapy, radiation and photodynamic therapy. Regardless, early diagnosis is a key to best outcome. At USI, we work with you to develop a customized plan tailored to your needs and diagnosis.