Survey: Patients choose dermatologists for skin cancer, laser surgeries

07/22/2014 | Healio (free registration)

A survey of 354 adults found that 73.4% would prefer that a dermatologist excise skin cancer from their back instead of a having a plastic surgeon, primary care physician, general surgeon or advance practice nurse perform the procedure. The survey also found that 69.8% would choose a dermatologist to evaluate and biopsy a troubling facial lesion, 62.7% would choose a dermatologist to perform skin cancer surgery on the face, and 56.3% would choose a dermatologist for laser procedures. The survey results are published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery.

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