Actinic keratosis – also known as AK — is a pre-cancerous condition that presents as small patches on areas of the skin that have been heavily exposed to the sun.
We invite you to use our site not only to get to know us, but also as a place for easy resources from our educational links and office brochures, to handy tips for helping identify some of the most common types of skin cancer and their future prevention.
Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer. It offers the highest potential for cure.
Originally developed in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for a large variety of skin cancer types. Skin cancer often resembles the “tip of the iceberg” with more tumor cells growing downward and outward into the skin like the roots of a tree.
Our physicians specialize in the care & treatment of patients with all skin cancer types. Emphasis is performance of Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery & cutaneous oncology.
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Fellowship trained Mohs surgeons are specialists in dermatology, pathology, and reconstructive surgery. The vast majority of Mohs surgeons are dermatologists. Dermatology is the only medical subspecialty requiring extensive training in dermatopathology, constituting a large portion of Board Certification testing. Skilled and experienced clinical observation of skin, as well as extensive microscopic training in dermatology residency provides an excellent foundation for Mohs fellowship training.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in four Americans with fair skin will develop skin cancer over their lifetime. Hawaii has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the country. Fortunately the vast majority of these cancers can be effectively treated.
That is the goal of our entire staff, to help you discover the extent of your needs and receive the most caring, professional, and experienced attention available anywhere.
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