Interdisciplinary Surgical Management of Skin Cancer: the Saint Louis University Experience

Ian A. Maher, M. Yadira Hurley, Michael Bernstein, Eddie Hsueh, Ronald Walker, Scott Walen, Gabriella Espinoza, Scott Fosko

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Abstract

While the vast majority of skin cancers can be managed by a single practitioner in the outpatient setting, there is a subset of complex skin cancers that benefit from multidisciplinary care. At our institution, we have built strong collegial relationships with allied specialties such as surgical oncology, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and oculoplastic surgery. It is common for patients with high-risk or complex tumors to be seen pre-operatively by several allied specialties. This allows for care coordination and more seamless care in addition to fostering skin cancer expertise within our collaborators in allied specialties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Dermatology Reports
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Interdisciplinary management
  • Skin cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Maher, I. A., Hurley, M. Y., Bernstein, M., Hsueh, E., Walker, R., Walen, S., Espinoza, G., & Fosko, S. (2015). Interdisciplinary Surgical Management of Skin Cancer: the Saint Louis University Experience. Current Dermatology Reports, 4(3), 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13671-015-0113-6