When trusted Bethesda area doctors need a colleague who can remove skin cancer from visible areas on the body like the face/neck, arms/legs, they refer their patients to Dr. Roger J. Oldham, board certified plastic surgeon. When patients notice a change in moles they’ve had their entire lives, they turn to Dr. Oldham, voted Bethesda’s Best Plastic Surgeon and Washington D.C.’s Top Plastic Surgeon by Bethesda and Washingtonian Magazines. In his 25+ years of experience in Bethesda, Dr. Oldham has focused more than half of his practice to skin enhancement and skincare health.
Skin cancer typically takes the form of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma. In fact 99% of skin cancer diagnoses fall into these three categories. Benign pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions can have various physical characteristics, but they should never present like an open sore, crust or scab, bleeds easily, look like a scar, or change significantly in size, color, shape, or symmetry. If you have seen these symptoms in your skin lesions, you should call Dr. Oldham to evaluate your skin for cancer. Proactive prevention is the first step (applying sunscreen and being careful of your time in the sun, etc.) but vigilance with your skin lesions is the second. Watch your skin lesions for changes and if any occur you’ll know what to do. The benefits of lesion/mole removal with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Oldham are numerous. With excision and repair, Dr. Oldham removes the skin lesion, suturing carefully to minimize scarring, and then submits the specimen to a local lab for pathological analysis. Just look at these patients before and after lesion/mole removal with Dr. Oldham.
The benefits of having a plastic surgeon remove your benign or malignant skin lesion are numerous, including his in-office surgery center, the Bethesda Surgery Center, conveniently-located near the flowing cities and neighborhoods in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C.: Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Olney, Potomac, Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Arlington, Tysons, McLean, Alexandria, Herndon, Reston, Great Falls, Annandale, Vienna, Fairfax, Cleveland Park, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Federal Triangle.