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"Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com
Dr. Sam Naficy has been awarded the "Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com - a website dedicated to rating the quality of physicians across the country. Out of 720,000 physicians, only 5% received this honor.
Surgical Mole Removal
Mole removal by surgery is the most definitive (permanent) way to get rid of a mole. Surgery for mole removal typically involves cutting out an ellipse of skin around the mole and pulling the adjacent skin edges together into a fine line, using a combination of deep (dissolving) sutures and fine sutures on the outside. Every effort is made to place the resulting scar into an existing skin crease and in an orientation that makes it least noticeable.
Typically the types of moles that are removed with surgery include:
- Moles with recent growth, color change, bleeding, pain, or itching
- Moles with atypia (abnormal growth) as shown on biopsy
- Dysplastic moles (pre-cancerous moles) as shown on biopsy
- Moles with excessive hair growth
- Moles that have re-grown after laser removal or shave removal
Removal of moles can typically be performed under local anesthesia by injection numbing medication under and around the mole. The external sutures are typically removed in 5-7 days on the face and longer on the body.
Surgical removal of a pigmented mole by Sam Naficy, MD