Whether you have skin cancer that needs removal or acne scars that cause you distress, the skilled, board-certified dermatologists at CBCC can help. Our dermatologists offer the full range of surgical and minimally invasive procedures to improve your skin’s appearance and function through the use of advanced techniques and technology.
Your skin is the body’s largest organ. It’s also the most exposed, making it vulnerable to rashes, sunburns, injuries, infections, and other disorders. Like internal organs, the skin can have complex conditions that require advanced treatment. Whether you’re born with a skin condition or you’re coping with damage from the sun or environment, we can help. CBCC is dedicated to providing the highest quality services in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology.
The CBCC Dermatology Center offers a full range of skin care services, from preventive screenings to the latest treatments utilizing state-of-the-art-technology. Our staff is fully qualified in the treatment of all types of skin conditions, including skin cancer, moles, acne, and Mohs micrographic surgery.
Patients throughout the Central Valley count on the CBCC Dermatology Center to treat common conditions such as acne, eczema, and skin allergies, as well as complex and uncommon skin disorders. We offer our patients a team of board-certified dermatologists with extensive experience and diverse, unique capabilities. Together, we are committed to meeting any and all of your dermatologic needs with expertise, thoroughness, and above all – compassion.
At CBCC, we perform an assortment of surgical dermatology procedures. These procedures are used to treat medically necessary and cosmetic conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Many surgical dermatology procedures are minimally invasive, only requiring a local or regional anesthetic.
Our doctors are Board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, which inspires confidence in our patients.
We are known for our skill in both Medical and Cosmetic technology and strive to always give our patients the best possible results in any treatment they receive at our office.
Mohs micrographic surgery has a success rate of 98% for both initial and retreatment of certain types of skin cancers. It is frequently used for lesions on the head, face, hands, neck, and hard-to-reach anatomical locations. Mohs surgery enables your specially trained, certified surgeon to remove tissue in stages, precisely identifying and removing tumor cells while preserving the healthy surrounding tissue.
Mohs surgery is most often done in an outpatient setting. In many cases, patients need only 2 or 3 repeated procedures. While more commonly used to treat squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, it can also be used to treat melanoma in certain cases.
Cryosurgery can be used to treat age spots, skin growths (warts and skin tags) and early stage basal and squamous cell carcinomas. During the procedure, liquid nitrogen is used to remove damaged skin cells. The doctor will apply frozen nitrogen using either a cotton swab or a spray device. The goal is to freeze the skin quickly and then allow it to slowly thaw, causing maximum destruction to the targeted skin cells. In some cases, additional applications may be needed.
One of the major advantages of this simple, low-risk procedure is that it can be used at any time during a visit to a doctor. For small lesions, liquid nitrogen can be applied using a cotton-tipped applicator, metal probe, or with a spray in fewer than 30 seconds. Larger lesions may require longer freezing cycles lasting 30–60 seconds. Because liquid nitrogen is extremely cold, the treated area turns white from frost. Most patients experience temporary pain during the treatment, with a minor throbbing sensation after the procedure.
A surgical excision, also known as a shave excision, is a skin cancer treatment that surgically removes malignant moles, lesions, and tumors along with a healthy margin around the excised area.
Surgical excisions can be performed for certain types of cancers, whether to remove the entire tumor, or to take a biopsy for further study. Our expert surgeons perform surgical excisions in ways that maximize the cosmetic outcome while minimizing scarring and functional impairment.
It was a very expedient first visit to the clinic; I didn't have to wait in the lobby very long. The receiving and attending staff were very friendly and Dr. Neal Ammar was very attentive, kind, clear, and concise
I have been going to Dr Fernandez for over a year. I had mohs surgery on the lower lid of my eye and am very pleased.
Darren Board and his staff are awesome! He and his staff are friendly and professional. And are very prompt with appointment times. No wait time. Highly would recommend Darren Board and his staff.
The doctor was wonderful and the lady at the counter made me feel so welcome , I was really scared to go in but I'm glad I did , was very impressed with them.