Reconstruction & Skin Cancer
Vanguard Skin Specialists (VSS) offers the most effective treatments for skin cancer. From Mohs surgery in the office to surgical procedures in the operating room, we provide skin cancer patients with a wide range of treatment options to address the most complex skin cancers.
Our team of Mohs surgeons and plastic surgeons works together to take care of your skin cancer treatment from beginning to end. We want to ensure you have the highest cure rate and the best cosmetic result.
Our plastic surgeons provide the following reconstruction and skin cancer treatments:
- Lesion removal, including pediatric surgery
- Surgical excision of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer
- Reconstruction following Mohs surgery for skin cancer
Our dermatologists, Mohs surgeons, and plastic surgeons all have experience with surgical excisions including removal of cysts, atypical moles, and skin cancer. Depending on patient preference, we can schedule you with any of these providers. In certain cases, particularly if the excision may require general anesthesia, we would encourage scheduling with a plastic surgeon.
Reconstructive Surgery After Mohs Surgery
After skin cancer has been removed, a surgical defect remains that almost always requires repair. Patients may have the repair performed by the Mohs surgeon or by one of our plastic surgeons: Dr. David Archibald and Dr. James Banich. They are meticulous surgeons with extensive experience rebuilding and reconstructing significant defects. Their goal is to minimize the appearance of the scar and to retain or rebuild the natural appearance of facial or body areas.
Most reconstructive cases are performed in our office. Dr. Archibald and Dr. Banich work closely with the Mohs surgeons so that patients can be treated on the same day in the same office.
If the defect is extensive, however, the repair may need to be performed in a hospital operating room. Should this be the case, Dr. Banich operates in Colorado Springs and Dr. Archibald operates in Castle Rock. We can schedule you in either location.
The Skin Cancer Specialists
Dr. James Banich and Dr. David Archibald are highly trained and experienced in skin cancer.
Dr. Banich sees patients at the following locations:
- Vanguard Broadmoor Office
- Vanguard Briargate Office
- Vanguard Pueblo Office
- Clara MediSpa
- Colorado Springs Audubon Surgery Center
- UCHealth Memorial Hospital
- Penrose Hospital (Centura Health)
Dr. Archibald sees patients at the following locations:
- Vanguard Briargate Office
- Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
If you have a diagnosed skin cancer that requires surgery, call our surgery department at (719) 355-1584. We will schedule you the same week for a consultation with our Mohs surgeon or plastic surgeon.