Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma at least once.
Dr Lewis Obi is among the most experienced plastic surgeons in our area with. And like many of his plastic surgery colleagues, he is fully trained and very experienced in removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma lesions from any part of the body. However, as a plastic surgeon with an added focus on the cosmetic aspects of any procedure he performs, Dr. Obi is not only able to effectively remove these lesions his surgical skills as a cosmetic surgeon allow him to do so without distortion or noticeable scarring in the vast majority of skin cancer patients.
Almost all patients can have lesions removed at Dr. Obi’s state licensed Samuel Wells SurgiCenter at his practice in Jacksonville, with safe and effective anesthesia. The procedure is usually performed in a short visit and requires minimal down time. This minor surgical procedure will completely cure 99% of these non-melanoma cancers.
Dr. Obi’s expert insurance staff also assures that the patient’s health care insurance is used to cover the majority of the cost of this procedure.