Melanoma and Skin Cancer

At Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we know that melanoma and skin cancer can be a frightening and stressful diagnosis. Our experienced team is well versed in the most current forms of melanoma and skin cancer treatment designed to preserve as much of your appearance as possible. We know that a melanoma or skin cancer diagnosis coupled with a personal fear of scarring and damage to your skin can deeply affect the course of treatment you pursue.

Our services include the screening of high risk patients and their families, the biopsies of suspected lesions, counseling of the patients and their families, as well as the full scope of surgical procedures indicated for the management of the various stages of the disease.

The earlier melanoma or skin cancer is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be cured. This means that after a diagnosis, treatment must proceed rapidly. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping you navigate the multitude of options available to you and understanding their benefits, risks, side effects, and probable outcomes. We will work with your oncologists and any necessary specialists to ensure your treatment plan is completely customized to your individual case.