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Procedure - Lesion Removal

Skin lesions are an area of skin that are irregular to the surrounding skin. A lesion can appear as a sore, lump, or abnormal patch of skin, and are a potential symptom of skin cancer. To treat various forms of skin cancer and make patients more comfortable with their skin, specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah use a variety of lesion removal procedures to excise the lump or patch of skin, and biopsy it, if necessary.

During a lesion removal, your doctor will apply a numbing medication to reduce pain and discomfort during the procedure. Your doctor will decide which procedure is best for you depending on the size, location, and type of lesion you have. Some of the lesion removal procedures available at Ogden Clinic include:

Shave Excision

This technique is used for lesions that rise just above the skin. During this procedure the doctor will use a small blade to remove all or part of the lesion. To ensure proper healing, the doctor may use cauterization or medicine to stop the bleeding; stitches are rarely necessary.

Simple Scissor Excision

This procedure is also used for lesions that rise above the skin. During this type of excision, the doctor will grab the lesion with forceps and pull the skin up. He/she will then use curved scissors to cut under the lesion to remove it. Again, cautery or medicine will be used to control bleeding, but stitches are rarely needed.

Skin Excision

If the lesion is located deeper in the skin, typically near the fatty layer under the skin, the doctor will need to remove the lesion as well as some surrounding tissue. This will allow for clear margins, should the lesion be cancerous. This procedure will require stitches and possibly a skin graft, depending on how much surrounding tissue is removed.

Laser Excision

For some lesions, your doctor may use laser excision. This process uses focused light beams to heat up lesions and cause them to burst. This treatment is used to remove benign lesions, warts, moles, sunspots, hair, small blood vessels, and tattoos.

If you have recently been diagnosed with skin cancer or would like to have a skin lesion excised, come to Ogden Clinic in Utah for lesion removal procedures. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Chappell, Daniel, DO
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Clarkson, Samantha, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Dunn, Rebecca, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Hadley, Michael, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100

Hadley, Jason, MD
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Hedstrom, Lea, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Holmes, Shelby, FNP-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Kemp, Makinzee, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Lythgoe, Todd, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Martindale, Brett, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Packard, Christine, PA-C
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100

Peterson, Bryce, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Pitts, Shelby, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Ramirez, Lori, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125

Reeves, Greg, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Shina, Nancy, FNP-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-397-6150

Taggart, Kimberly, FNP-C
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Tingey, Chad, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Ward, Amanda, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-298-4112

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Winn, Darin, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900