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Surgery is the Best Option for Melanoma

Dr. Nima Gharavi Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

“The gold standard for treatment of melanoma is surgical treatment with wide margins,” says Dr. Nima Gharavi, Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. In some cases of early-stage melanoma that is close to the skin surface, Mohs surgery might be offered at some institutions. Mohs surgery is a microscopically controlled surgery that removes skin cancer by conservatively cutting along the entire margin until the surgeon reaches clear tissue. It’s most often used to remove other skin cancers like basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.

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Dr. Nima Gharavi is currently Director of Dermatologic Surgery & Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Dermatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read More