Treating Skin Conditions With Surgery
General surgeons perform a wide variety of surgeries on the skin from removing suspicious moles to treating major burns. They also remove tumors that can grow just below the skin, such as fatty tumors, or tumors that arise in muscles or other soft tissues.
General surgeons also treat more complex skin or subcutaneous infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis. A technique they often use involves skin grafts to cover defects in the skin from burns, trauma, or infections.