Skin Cancer Treatment Phoenix & Scottsdale


Skin Cancers occur all over the body. Skin Cancer is more likely to occur in sun exposed areas, such as the face and hands, but can occur anywhere. From the toes, to the groin, to the scalp.

If you are diagnosed with skin cancer Dr. Jacobsen is certified and will help you remove it completely, within the comfort of their Biltmore Office

If you believe you have a suspicious area on your skin you should consult your family doctor, dermatologist or see Dr. Jacobsen as soon as possible. Dr. Jacobsen can help with making the proper diagnosis and sort out any abnormal pattering.

Once you are diagnosed with skin cancer you should be treated as soon as possible. Surgical removal is often the best and quickest solution.

At the office Dr. Jacobsen surgically removes and closes smaller areas. Leaving the fine, and delicate repair of larger, more complicated areas to be done under anesthesia in the operating room. For mild skin cancers dermatology and family doctors will sometimes use freezing, shaving techniques or some chemical treatments for the area. Which may also be available to you at one of their locations.

Patients often ask if Dr. Jacobsen does Mohs surgery. At our office we perform what we call Slow Mohs Surgery. Most dermatologists are trained in Mohs surgery, but are not expertly trained in Plastic Surgery. Which is sometimes needed to reconstruct on an area, especially on delicate areas of the face.  In a Mohs surgeon’s office, they will remove some tissue, examine the tissue under a microscope, then possibly continue removing some additional tissue until all the cancer is gone while you wait in the office. Very effectively removing all the cancer present. Often leaving a wound that requires reconstruction, which is later referred to and handled by Dr. Jacobsen, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Dr. Jacobsen performs the Slow Mohs Surgery technique by removing the skin cancer, removing some of the surrounding area to make sure that the section is completely excised. Once the section is removed the sample is then sent to a laboratory for pathologic review.  We usually receive the pathology results the next day to determine whether it is completely excised, within “clear margins” or not.  The procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes to perform and close, returning home with no wound.  Occasionally we are surprised when the pathology report from the laboratory reveals there are positive margins on the sample. In the case there are positive margins we will ask you to return to us for further excision. We understand that this often is disappointing to patients, and disappointing to us as well, but it should not be disappointing.  Coming to our office on 2 separate occasions may be less time than it would be to remain in a Mohs surgery office for the entire morning or afternoon.

To Dr. Jacobsen when it comes to your care, the most important aspects are successfully removing all margins of skin cancer safely while also preserving the appearances to the critical structures of your face and body. Whether you plan to do it with a Mohs surgeon or for the first time with Dr. Jacobsen, himself. He will always remove your skin cancer safely, in its entirety. Leaving you with a finely done construction.

 

Skin Cancer Treatments Key Points

  • With most skin cancers, like basal cell cancers and squamous cell cancers this surgical removal is the cure!
  • Once the skin cancer is removed the wound must be closed as perfectly as possible to minimize your scar and maximize your function!  We can do this for you.
  • Dr. Jacobson has removed thousands of skin cancers for patients over the years from head to toe.
  • Dr. Jacobsen can help you with your skin cancer removal and a finely done repair of your skin.
  • Most removals can be done in the office with local anesthesia. Much larger skin cancers can require a short outpatient anesthesia.
  • Some skin cancers after removal require just fine suturing techniques, some require flaps or grafts or both!

 

Call us or email us with you skin cancer question and we will be happy to help you right away!

 

Developing skin cancer in Phoenix is common. Skin cancer comes in many forms and is sometimes difficult to see with the naked eye. As one of the most trusted Skin Cancer Specialist’s in Phoenix, patients come to Dr. Jacobsen for not only cancer removal, but also for reconstructive services from all around The Valley.

With this goal in mind, Dr. Jacobsen does his best to delicately remove cancers, with a minimal damage to the soft tissue. Particularly around the areas of the eyelids, nose, lips, face. As well as on other areas, where excessive excision of the skin could cause a deformity. Helping people to maintain their facial appearance and function, throughout all types of reconstructions.

Sometimes patients are disappointed that they must return for further excision, but it is important to keep in mind that any surgeon can remove a large enough area to remove the entire section cancer, but it takes a special doctor to preserve every millimeter. It takes a great deal of balance to achieve both at the same time. We know the process can be overwhelming. Dr. Jacobsen will help you, answering any questions during the consult.

All specimens taken from Dr. Jacobsen’s office are delivered to the pathology laboratory each day where they are looked at and evaluated under the microscope.  Melanomas typically take longer and require 2 or 3 days of evaluation, for other cancers the time for results are usually much shorter. Having results the next day, or the day after. Dr. Jacobsen’s staff will call you as soon as we get these pathology reports as we know you are quite concerned about having this removed. We will also send the report to your referring doctor and dermatologist so that the circle is complete, and everybody is well-informed.

If you’re looking for skin cancer removal in Phoenix please feel free to contact Dr. Jacobsen’s office to schedule a visit for your care.

 

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Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!


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  • review rating 5  Thanks Dr. Jacobsen and staff. Warming atmosphere friendly informative and caring doctor. This was my first visit and doctor took the time to explain and answer my questions. Nothing was rushed. Staff greeted me nicely with smiles and patience. It took me courage to show up since I’m nervous about having a surgery to begin with. They helped me feel welcomed and relaxed. Thank goodness their office portal was working so no double work to provide my medical information and resigning papers.

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    1/25/2020
  • review rating 5  I had many complications with my body healing from surgery, and Dr. Jacobsen demonstrated patience, resourcefulness, vigilance, and compassion. Here are a few specific things he did to help with my healing: he had me email him twice a day with pictures of my incisions so he could monitor, provide feedback and directions, and adjust his care for me as needed; he was always quick to respond to my emails and questions; he met me in his office on a Saturday during a holiday weekend to care for me during an important time in my healing; he provided regular and specific directions to my husband as he cared for me at home with the complications. His compassion and reassuring nature were valued as I put my confidence in his expertise to help me through this difficult time. I appreciate him greatly and give him the highest rating with no hesitations. His staff were also extremely helpful. Don't be bothered about calling the office and leaving a message (when someone doesn't answer) or emailing the office; they are very quick to respond with a phone call or email and this is part of their daily business routines, which allows them to care for their patients in person AND to those reaching out to them for miscellaneous reasons. This was different at first for me but I quickly adjusted, understanding their reasons and seeing their quick responses to me. The staff also worked seamlessly with my insurance company, a medical equipment company who came to my home three times a week to monitor and help with the healing process, and with the needed paperwork for my employment. I was always treated with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and excellent care.

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    1/21/2020
  • review rating 5  I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. J to anyone in need of a Plastic Surgeon! I had a breast augmentation and everything from the initial contact to pre operation, to the VERY successful surgury, to post operation and very caring recovering...it was all such a positive experience. The staff and Dr. J himself were so helpful and answered all of my questions promptly, putting me at ease. Even 10 days after my Surgery when I had concerns, Dr. J responded to my email quickly, even though it was on a holiday. Choose Dr. J for you plastic surgery needs. You will NOT be sorry!

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    1/01/2020
  • review rating 5  Dr. J is the Bomb! My story is long and my healing is still in the works, but without Dr. Jacobsen, I would still be far from being "hole" again, literally. 8 surgeries in 6 months, 4 before I even met Dr.J, and his A-mazing staff! A new year is starting and so is my new life! He is patient, caring, and his surgical expertise, healed a giant chest wound, that refused to heal. Thank you for helping me get my life back! You will always be in my heart.. and in and around, and under my skin that protects my miraculously beating heart. Thank you Dr. Jacobsen, and the many doctors, nurses, caring people, who have touched my life during the last 7 months!

    thumb Lynn Cannon
    12/27/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and Staff are first-class. Great surgeon. Caring and competent. Goes above and beyond in caring for his patients. You won't find a better doctor. The staff is friendly and professional. This group of people are top-notch.

    thumb Janae Shoup
    12/02/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and the entire staff are amazing! My 44 year old breast implants had been rupture for probably years without me knowing and an MRI confirmed. After consulting with four other surgeons, I chose Dr. Jacobsen because he is so kind and two of my friends were very happy with outcomes of their surgeries. My plan was to have the implants removed, a lift, and absolutely no new implants! Well, two days before my surgery my husband and friends convinced me that I would not be happy with my appearance. I caved and elected to have an implant exchange. My final words to Dr. Jacobsen were to make sure I wasn’t too large! Dr. Jacobsen delivered and I have smaller and higher breast that change my entire profile. The final result is amazing!! Dr. Jacobsen and his lovely staff have been professional, caring, patient, and an absolute joy to work with:)

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    11/17/2019
  • review rating 5  My wife recently had cosmetic surgery by Dr. Jacobsen (Dr. J as he is known). Several other physicians we know recommended him. He is very compassionate and caring and has a very easy to navigate website that very educational regarding his services and pricing. The experience was very positive and she and I are very satisfied with the outcome at this early two week post surgery date. He does his surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Outpatient Surgery Center in Phoenix and it is obvious that the nursing and other staff there hold Dr. J in high regard. He is a humble man who really wants to learn how he can help you. There are posters and awards on display in his office that indicate he is well respected in the greater Phoenix area. His office staff are very thorough and quick to respond to emailed questions.

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    11/10/2019
  • review rating 5  I went to Dr. Jacobsen a few weeks ago for surgery on a keloid scar I had on my chest that was ugly and slightly painful. He removed that awful scar and it looks great now, it’s only a few weeks but I can already see a huge difference in the healing process. The procedure was also painless and he was great!

    thumb Stephanie Collins
    10/31/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen did a great job on my breast augmentation, they came out exactly how I wanted! The ladies in the office are also wonderful and knowledgeable, especially Ashley!

    thumb Kaity Powell
    10/01/2019
  • review rating 5  Recently had surgery with Dr. J and I can not express my gratitude. The office staff is so kind and caring, paying very close attention to each patient, and incredibly considerate. Lovely and comfortable waiting area and very short wait times to be seen. I highly recommend Dr. J!

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    9/09/2019

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Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.

Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2525 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
Fax: 602.279.1701
info@drjsoffice.com

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Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.

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