Melanoma/Merkel Cell:

Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin Cancer Surgery

The University of Michigan Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology Program is a premier referral center for patients with skin cancer with a strong regional, national and international reputation for skin cancers of all types. As part of the U-M Multidisciplinary Rogel Cancer Center - among the largest in the country - the unit handles 10,000 patient visits each year for treatment of melanoma, high-risk basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and the entire spectrum of various rarer tumors.

Our talented and caring physicians work in multidisciplinary clinics with a focus on the patient and their disease. In addition, patients have access to the very latest research.

Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology/Mohs: Our Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology/Mohs Unit provides advanced treatment for patients with high risk basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Our mission is to provide the highest possible quality of patient care to each and every patient. Our team of UM fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons work together to provide Mohs micrographic surgery.

Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic: The Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of melanoma. Our experienced medical team is committed to offering the latest in treatments and care for melanoma, and is at the forefront of disease research. Patients with melanoma benefit from multidisciplinary expertise provided by our team of highly trained and experienced specialists, including dermatologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists and many others, who work together to determine the best course of treatment and management for each individual patient. 

Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Clinic: The Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Clinic is one of only a few such programs in the world created to support the treatment of patients with rare skin cancers, with a focus on Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Each year, the our experienced medical team evaluates and treats about 70-100 patients with MCC from all over the world. Patients with MCC require specialty services by our team of dermatologists, head and neck surgeons, surgical oncologists, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and many other specialists, who work together to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient.

For more skin cancer facts and information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology website.