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Judith M. Andreano, MD
Laleh A. Bedocs, DO
Paul M. Bedocs, DO
Michelle E. Bodie, PA-C
Nathaniel C. Cevasco, MD
Suzanne M. Dade, CNP
Jennifer W. Gould, MD
Justin G. Hastings, MD
Laura Jordan, DO
Sarah Michalak, PA-C
Madison Moore, PA-C
Renee A. Ott, CNP
Christopher White, DO
Judy A. Yetzer, CNP
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We have a wide range of services designed to address your specific skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Contact Dermatitis
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Hair Loss & Alopecia
Hives (Urticaria)
Skin Cancer
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Treatments & Procedures Biologics & Topical Medications
Excisions & Biopsies
Mohs Surgery
Mole Removal
Pediatric Dermatology
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
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Our cosmetic services are tailored to remedy your skincare needs.
Conditions Brown Spots and Discoloration
Crows Feet
Double Chin
Enlarged Pores
Lines and Wrinkles
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Treatments & Procedures Botox®
Chemical Peels
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Skin Biopsy

Excisions are small surgeries to remove lesions from the body. They are done to remove a problematic lesion – like skin cancer – or to get a biopsy for laboratory diagnosis.

What is it?

In the field of dermatology, excisions are utilized to eliminate lesions from your skin by fully cutting them out. These procedures are commonly employed to get rid of unwanted or harmful lesions. Risky lesions include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma. An excision can also serve to extract a benign (non-cancerous) lesion for aesthetic reasons or to alleviate irritation.

If an excision is employed to obtain a sample for lab diagnosis, it is frequently referred to as a biopsy. A biopsy is a method to extract a tissue sample from your body for microscopic examination. This diagnostic test is often used to determine the nature of skin abnormalities such as moles, lesions, rashes, or growths that could be indicative of skin diseases, allergies, infections or cancer. It can also function as a tool to monitor the progress of treatment for specific conditions. Our highly qualified team promptly communicates with patients upon completion of lab diagnosis, minimizing your waiting time.

Types of growths that may require a biopsy for diagnosis include:




Actinic keratosis

Skin cancers

Skin infections

Skin tags

Bullous pemphigoid

Inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis

What to expect

We perform excisions of all kinds at our officed in Avon, Sandusky, Broadview Heights, Medina, Port Clinton, and Strongsville, Ohio. Patients are given local anesthesia to reduce discomfort and are allowed to return home immediately after a bandage is applied. We recognize the apprehension that any excision might cause, and that's why we strive to create a calm and supportive atmosphere in our offices. Your tissue sample is sent to our pathology lab for microscopic analysis.

Post-procedure self-care after an excision is usually uncomplicated and clear. Your provider DErmatology Partners will supply you with guidelines to adhere to in the days post your treatment. This generally involves changing your dressing, sanitizing the impacted area, and using a topical remedy to accelerate recovery and ward off infection.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.