Exicision of Melanoma - New York, NY

Referred by my regular dermatologist. Procedure...

Referred by my regular dermatologist. Procedure was excision of melanoma.

Manhattan Dermatologist

Overall, a real professional. As a lay administrator I have overseen scores of doctors; Ron Shelton is rigorous, careful, responsive, insightful, and adheres to the highest professional standards.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I never worry about scars - internal or external. Some fade, some harden, some just sit there like a key to the palimpsest of your past.

With melanoma, it's more like dodging bullets, and the scar is not what you think about.

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dear Britt -

Little round blob on surface came out, but longish horizontal incision (and therefore scar) to help it stay sewn up and heal afterwards. Report from the lab: looks like they got it all.

But as you know: there are no sure things in that business.

Thanks for caring.

And keep the aspidistra flying,

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Well, I'm glad they got what looks like it all. Are you doing something for the scar or will it just kind of fade? 


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HI Poppa, 

Oh my, I'm so sorry, but very glad they caught it early and that you are ok. What exactly did the excavation require, and did they get everything?

Happy Holidays,



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Britt - I had a melanoma, skin cancer, on my back. Was spotted by my regular dermatologist, she sent me to Dr. Shelton for the excavation. So not good for my skin -- good for my survival!

Keep the aspidistra flying,

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Hi Poppa, 

I'm not sure I understand your post, why did your dermatologist recommend it, how did it help your skin?



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