While 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives, most forms of skin cancer are highly treatable when caught early. In fact, the estimated five-year survival rate for melanoma patients is 99% when detected early.

Here at Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, Florida, our skin cancer experts have decades of experience in their fields, offering the highest quality skin cancer diagnostics, treatment, management, and preventative care available.

Learn more about who our skin cancer specialists are and what makes our team unique, as well as some tips for ensuring that your skin cancer dermatologist is the right fit for your specific needs.

Meet Dr. Brian Feinstein

Double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Feinstein is a leading expert in both cosmetic and surgical dermatology, having performed over 10,000 Mohs surgeries thus far in his career. As a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and an active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Feinstein remains at the forefront of dermatology. Additionally, he serves on the medical staff at Delray Medical Center.

Dr. Feinstein believes that each and every patient deserves a doctor who makes them feel comfortable and confident and who is committed to providing an individualized approach to suit the unique needs of each patient.

Meet Dr. Lawrence Enisman

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Enisman specializes in Mohs reconstruction, scar revision, and cosmetic procedures. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Enisman is dedicated to guiding his patients through the decision-making process to ensure they are well-informed and are able to achieve the seamless, natural appearance they are looking for.

Dr. Enisman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is the current Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

More about Mohs Surgery and Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), also simply called Mohs surgery, is one of the most precise and advanced skin cancer treatment options available. During this specialized procedure, Dr. Feinstein removes thin layers of skin one at a time, examining each under a microscope before moving forward. Once Dr. Feinstein no longer detects any cancerous cells in the microscope, he can then stop removing layers of skin and the procedure is complete. This technique is often recommended for treating high-risk skin cancers, as it allows for a much closer examination of not only the tumor itself but also the surrounding tissue than other skin cancer removal methods. Additionally, Mohs surgery can minimize scarring because it reduces the amount of healthy tissue that is removed.

However, when skin cancer affects areas of the face such as the nose, ears, eye area, or lips,  visible scarring may affect a patient’s natural appearance. In these cases, a specialized Mohs reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Enisman can work to restore the original appearance and proportions of these facial features. A variety of reconstructive techniques can be used, including flap reconstruction, grafting, and others, though Dr. Enisman tailors each procedure to meet the unique needs and situation of each patient.

Choosing the Best Skin Cancer Dermatologist

Choosing the best skin cancer dermatology requires a blend of researching medical credentials such as board certification, as well as finding a match for your personality and personal preferences. When looking for a skin cancer expert near you, consider these qualities:

  • Expertise and knowledge. As noted above, choose a qualified skin cancer specialist with ample experience in the field, verifying medical credentials and affiliations with relevant medical societies online. He or she should be knowledgeable in the latest skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies and should be willing and able to answer any questions you may have.
  • Communication and transparency. You should feel at ease when communicating with your skin cancer dermatologist, and his or her office should be easy to get ahold of. You should also expect transparency regarding diagnostics, treatment options, and expected timelines.
  • Accessibility. Skin cancer can be a worrisome and stressful diagnosis. Choose a skin cancer expert who is able to fit you into their schedule within a reasonable amount of time so that you are not on a long wait list waiting for a skin cancer diagnosis or treatment. Early detection and treatment are crucial to optimizing outcomes, so prioritize physician availability in your search.

No matter where you are in your journey — whether you suspect a precancerous or cancerous lesion or you have already received a skin cancer diagnosis — the skin cancer experts at Feinstein Dermatology would be happy to help you navigate your next steps. Feel free to call our Delray Beach office at 561-692-6424 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our leading skin cancer dermatologists.