Dr. Howard Fein is a top-rated provider of skin cancer treatments and is recognized as a leading Mohs micrographic surgeon. At Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates in Palos Verdes, CA, patients benefit from customized treatment programs using the most advanced techniques and technology for superior outcomes and minimal tissue damage.
There are three types of skin cancer:
Each type of cancer can cause different signs and symptoms and often require a different approach for optimal results.
That depends on the type of cancer, its stage of growth and other factors. The most common types of treatment include:
Mohs micrographic surgery is considered the “gold standard” of skin cancer treatments, using special techniques designed to spare healthy tissue so healing and recovery are optimized and the risk of scarring is significantly decreased. During Mohs surgery, the visible lesion is removed and immediately evaluated under a microscope to determine if the edges or borders of the lesion are free of cancer cells. If cancer cells are detected along one or more borders, additional tissue is removed from those areas then re-examined. Once the borders are clear, the treatment area is sutured and bandaged. This approach helps ensure the entire cancer is excised while removing the least amount of healthy tissue.
Having routine professional skin cancer evaluations is one of the best ways to detect subtle changes associated with skin cancer so treatment can be provided as early as possible. Skin cancer evaluations should be performed every year or more frequently for those with risk factors for skin cancer. It's also important to use sunscreen on a regular basis and to avoid unprotected sun exposure and tanning beds.
We accept all PPO insurance plans, Medicare, and ILWU Insurance. Here is a short list of companies we accept. Please feel free to call our office to discuss your coverage options.
"Dr. Fein has been helping me manage my skin for years and is hands down the best dermatologist in the area. He got rid of my acne, warts, and keeps me up to date..."
"He later prescribed me antibiotics and *poof* a week later it started clearing up! I should have not wasted time and money and just come to see Dr. F earlier!"
"I have been to several different dermatologists over many years. Dr Fein and Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates are by far the BEST I have ever experienced."
"Most importantly, Dr. Fein has always taken the time to listen to my concerns, he thoroughly examined me and always was able to prescribe the correct treatment..."
"This was my first visit to Dr. Fein's office and my experience with him was one of the best, if not the best, that I've had to this point..."
"It seemed to me they went above and beyond what was expected and they really seem to know what they are doing."
"The doctor even had his staff call my local pharmacy before I left so the prescription was ready when I got there. My rash went away with the prescription in a few days"
"He stopped in to check on me even though I didn't have an appointment and answered my questions about my skin issues."
"He was very helpful and VERY knowledgeable. It didn't take him long but what he recommended really worked for my horrible acne."