Skin Cancer Treatment Baltimore

Skin cancer can develop on any part of your body where there is skin. About 80% of skin cancers appear on the face, head, or neck. Skin cancer can be disfiguring and harmful. At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery Dr. Fady Sinno offers advanced skin cancer treatment for patients from the Baltimore area who would like the affected skin repaired and restored. If your skin cancer is initially treated by a dermatologist or another physician, Dr. Sinno will coordinate his skin cancer reconstruction plan in Ellicott City or Westminster, MD, with that physician.

About Skin Cancer

The primary cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation, which usually comes from the sun. Artificial light sources such as sunlamps and tanning booths also emit ultraviolet light rays that can harm the skin.

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

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Anyone can get skin cancer regardless of their age, race, skin type or color. Certain individuals have a higher genetic predisposition for skin cancer. You may be at greater risk for developing skin cancer if you have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Skin that is fair and freckles easily.
  • Light-colored hair and eyes.
  • A large number of moles, or moles of unusual size or shape.
  • A family history of skin cancer or a personal history of blistering sunburn.
  • Spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors.
  • Live closer to the equator, at a higher altitude, or in any place that gets intense, year-round sunshine.
  • Received therapeutic radiation treatments for adolescent acne.

Skin Cancer Diagnosis

There are several types of skin cancer and their symptoms can vary widely in appearance. Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of the growth and examining its cells under a microscope.

Symptoms may first appear as small, white or pink nodule or bumps. Sometimes the cancerous area can be smooth and shiny, waxy, or pitted on the surface. Or, you might notice a:

  • Red spot that’s rough, dry, or scaly
  • Firm, red lump that may form a crust
  • Crusted group of nodules
  • Sore that bleeds or doesn’t heal after 2 to 4 weeks
  • White patch that looks like scar tissue

Watch for the “ABCD” warning signs of melanoma, a particularly dangerous type of skin cancer:

  • Asymmetry: A growth with unmatched halves
  • Border: Irregular, ragged, or blurred edges
  • Color: A mottled appearance, with shades of tan, brown, and black, sometimes mixed with red, white, or blue
  • Diameter: A growth more than 6 millimeters across (about the size of a pencil eraser), or any unusual increase in size

It’s not always easy to recognize skin cancer. Your best bet is to examine your skin regularly from head to toe. Don’t forget to have your back and your scalp checked. If you notice any unusual bumps, discoloration, or anything unusual or suspect, have it checked by your primary care physician or make an appointment with Dr. Sinno at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery so that it can be examined soon.

Getting a Diagnosis

If you are suspicious about a growth or discoloration on your skin, consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for an evaluation. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists are both skilled at diagnosing and treating skin cancer and other skin growths.

At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sinno can surgically remove the growth. He will evaluate the area to be treated to allow you to maintain as much function possible. Most of all, he will ensure that your appearance after treatment looks good, and that you feel positive about the results. Some pre-cancerous lesions can be treated using topical creams (e.g., Efudex®) or by freezing (cryosurgery).

Skin Cancer Treatment

Dr. Sinno can remove your skin cancer surgically. If the cancerous area is small, he will do the procedure at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, using a local anesthetic

Depending on your situation, Dr. Sinno will choose one of several approaches for removing the cancer. The procedure may require be a simple excision, which usually leaves a thin, barely visible scar. Sometimes he uses curettage and desiccation. This approach allows him to scrape out the cancer with an electric current, which controls bleeding and kills any remaining cancer cells. This leaves a slightly larger, white scar.

In either case, the risks of the surgery are low.

If the cancer is large, however, or if it has spread to the lymph glands or extended into the deep tissues, major surgery (done in the hospital) may be required. Other possible treatments for skin cancer include:

  • Freezing the cancer cells (cryosurgery)
  • Radiation therapy (use of x-rays)
  • Topical chemotherapy (anti-cancer drugs applied to the skin)
  • Mohs surgery – a special procedure in which the cancer is shaved off one layer at a time. Mohs surgery is performed only by specially trained physicians, with a reconstructive procedure done afterward by Dr. Sinno.

You should discuss these choices thoroughly with your doctor or with Dr. Sinno before beginning treatment. Dr. Sinno can advise you about which options are available, how effective they likely will be for your particular kind of cancer, and the possible risks and side effects of the treatment.

Reconstruction

Techniques used to treat skin cancers may leave a person with less-than-pleasing cosmetic or functional results. Depending on the location and severity of the cancer, you might see anything from a small but unsightly scar to permanent changes in your facial features, such as the nose, ear or lips.

In such cases, no matter who performs the initial treatment, a plastic surgeon can be an important part of the treatment team. Reconstructive techniques can often repair damaged tissue, rebuild body parts, and restore most patients to acceptable an appearance and function.

At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we will work closely with your surgeon to help you complete your skin cancer treatment with the best possible results.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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Prevention

After you’ve been treated for skin cancer, you will want to schedule regular follow-up visits with Dr. Sinno or your dermatologist to make sure the cancer hasn’t recurred and to detect any new lesions early.

Regular doctor visits won’t prevent recurring skin cancer. It’s up to you to reduce your risks by changing old habits and developing new ones. These preventive measures apply to people who have not had skin cancer as well.

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially between 10 am and 2 pm, and during the intense sun of summertime. Remember, ultraviolet rays pass right through water and clouds, and reflect off sand and snow.
  • When you are outside for an extended period of time, wear protective clothing such as wide brimmed hats and long sleeves.
  • On any exposed skin, use a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. Reapply it frequently, especially after you’ve been swimming or sweating.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about skin cancer removal and reconstruction? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Baltimore, Columbia, and Annapolis, Maryland.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and staff are simply amazing. The entire office makes you feel like you are the only person they are focusing on. No one rushes you while making decisions, everyone gives great advice and really listens to understand what you are looking for. I'm generally a very anxious person, but even on my surgery day they made me feel like I was walking into a spa and not into a 4 hour surgery. I fell asleep with a smile and I'm pretty sure I woke up with a smile on my face. My post op visits have been just as perfect as the rest of the experience and my results are nothing short of perfect. I would recommend Dr. Sinno without hesitation to anybody and I would go back myself as well.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
RateMDs Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
ABSOLUTELY WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Dr Sinno and his team are knowledgeable and friendly! I am ecstatic over my results! Thank you Dr. Sinno, Rima * Tayra!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno is one of the most caring plastic Surgeons I have had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is no different and will go the length to assist you in any possible way. A coworker recommended him to me when I needed breast reduction surgery. After meeting him for consultation I knew he is the right surgeon for me. And he did an excellent job! Thank you Dr. Sinno, and staff for being who you are, and making me happy. God bless you all. You are the Best
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his team have been great. I am completely satisfied with my results and my only regret is not seeing Dr. Sinno sooner. I haven’t been happy with my initial breast implants for many years and went to several consults. After my consult with Dr. Sinno, I knew I would be in great hands. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand yet still comprehensive. He was patient with all my questions and was never condescending. He really listened to me and what I was looking to achieve. He explained everything clearly including possible risks. I really appreciate his honesty and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon. Thank you to Dr Sinno and his team! It was totally worth it.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his staff has been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno. He is an excellent, talented plastic surgeon. In 2009 he performed an upper eyelid surgery and I was very pleased with the results. So, when I decided to get a facelift in 2019, I again decided to go to Dr. Sinno. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very professional, kind, and caring. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. He did an amazing job. I look natural and years younger than I imagined. I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. Dr. Sinno and his staff went above and beyond my expectations in both service and results.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
RateMDs Etna Interactive
Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are top notch. They will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. They take amazing care of me from start to finish and during follow ups. Excellent service and excellent results.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and staff are the best! I was 100% satisfied with the support I had from them before, during and after my surgery! I received a tummy tuck with lipo and the results are life changing! I am only 2 weeks post op and loving my new body! I couldn’t thank Dr.Sinno and the staff enough for everything!!!! Love them and would go back in a heartbeat
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
where to even start! i got a labiaplasty at dr. sinnos office on a whim right before I moved and they were able to fit me in before I moved with enough time for the post surgery check ups. Dr. Sinno is super knowledgeable in the labiaplasty procedure and I took a long time researching it. This had actually been a surgery I was wanting and avidly researching since I was 12 years old. Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Sinno, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy the entire time. I definitely recommend him for labiaplasty especially if you’re looking for a wedge labiaplasty. if you want to see the healing process i posted it on his realself!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and entire staff make cosmetic procedures a most pleasant experience. I also received recommendations on a skin care/anti-aging regime, and I have been happy with that as well. Their after care/follow-up with their patients is also excellent. I would entrust Dr. Sinno in any of my future plastic surgeries. He delivers amazing results!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
I had scheduled consultations with two surgeons, Dr. Sinno being my first. After meeting him and his staff, I cancelled the other consult. My experience exceeded my expectations. The staff is very welcoming, compassionate and clearly take pride in what they do. Dr. Sinno was very patient, answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns and truly put me at ease. The day of my procedure was picture perfect. Everything went well and according to plan. I am so pleased with my choice with Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Sinno and staff for caring so much!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Was in need of a breast augmentation after much volume loss after extended breastfeeding. Through a family member's recommendation, I scheduled a consult with Dr. Sinno. He was the second plastic surgeon I received a consultation with and he exceeded my expectations from the very first visit. His bedside manner was so down to earth, nice, respectable, and knowledgable. He took my concerns seriously and gave me above and beyond the results I wanted. His staff is so gracious and just as compassionate as he is. I felt at home and that I had a good surgical team taking care of me before, during, and after my procedure. My procedure was on a Friday and my post-op was scheduled for the Monday following. One of the nurses called me on Saturday on her personal cell phone just to check up on me and give me helpful advice. I have never experienced this type of excellent treatment from any medical team before. They are committed to their patients. For anyone afraid or skeptical of certain procedures, Dr. Sinno and his team will comfort you, work with you, and make you feel right at home. I would recommend him to anyone!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Full disclosure: I consulted with 3 plastic surgery practices in Howard County before choosing the Sinno Center. I wanted to make sure I made the best decision with as little bias as possible. I have nothing but nice things to say about the Sinno Center. From the moment I walked in I had a good feeling. Dr. Sinno is a brilliant, extremely talented surgeon. The staff is just as amazing; they know their stuff, and they've been there for years which was very important to me. Dr. Sinno did an excellent job. They are always very responsive, professional, and polite. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the Sinno Center to anyone contemplating plastic surgery of any kind. Thank you SO much Dr. Sinno, Justine, Rima, Tayra and everyone else at the Sinno Center! One of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his staff are the absolute BEST! Everyone there are polite and friendly. His office is very clean and professional. The entire team is clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service! I see Dr. Sinno for Dysport injections. He always takes the time to do a thorough consultation. He really listens to me so he understands what I’m hoping to accomplish during my visit. He makes his recommendations in a way I can really understand him too. He is very easy to talk to and before I know it, my visit is over. I love my results!!! 100% I recommend!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his entire team are amazing, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They take you step by step to ensure your comfortable with your decisions, never making you feel rushed or pressured. The day of my surgery I felt 100% at ease in knowing that I was in good hands. Dr. Sinno is an extremely proud perfectionist at his craft. I'm 100% happy with my decision and happy I chose the Sinno Center. I"ll forever be a part of the SInno Family. Crystal Smith
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
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