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Daniel M. Stewart, DO
Brian Stewart, DO
Kacie Stoll, MSN, NP-C
Wei Su, MD
Caroline Sulich-Moore, DNP
Mary G. Veremis-Ley, DO
Rebecca Wang, MD
Katherine Wasek, PA-C
Megan Winkler, FNP-C
Zijian Zheng, DO
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Clinton Township Office (Ste. 228)
Clinton Township Office (Ste. 100)
Farmington Hills Office
Midwest Skin Cancer Surgery Office
Shelby Office
Spa 43
St. Clair Shores Office
Warren Office
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We have a wide range of services designed to address your specific skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Actinic Keratosis
Angiomas & Hemangiomas
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Hair Loss & Alopecia
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Skin Cancer
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Treatments & Procedures Biologics & Topical Medications
Excisions & Biopsies
Mohs Surgery
Mole Removal
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Ultraviolet Light Therapy
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Our cosmetic services are tailored to remedy your skincare needs.
Conditions Acne
Brown Spots and Discoloration
Crows Feet
Dark Eye Circles
Double Chin
Enlarged Pores
Lines and Wrinkles
Sagging Skin
Skin Pigmentation
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Treatments & Procedures Botox® & Dysport®
Chemical Peels
CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facial Fillers
Hair Removal
Laser Resurfacing
Laser Vein Treatments
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Excisions & Biopsies

Skin biopsies are minor, minimally invasive surgeries to remove moles, warts and lesions from the skin. They are done to excise or remove a problematic lesion – like skin cancer – or to get a biopsy for laboratory diagnosis.

What is it?

Skin biopsies eliminate unwanted or potentially harmful lesions such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma. An excision can also remove a benign (non-cancerous) lesion for aesthetic purposes or to alleviate irritation.

When an excision is performed to obtain a tissue sample for laboratory analysis, it's often called a biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a tissue sample from your body for microscopic examination. This diagnostic test is routinely used to determine the nature of skin abnormalities such as moles, lesions, rashes or growths that might indicate skin disorders, allergies, infections or cancer. 

It can also be used to monitor treatment progress in certain conditions. Midwest Center for Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center ensures that patients are promptly informed once the lab results are available, reducing the time you have to wait. Your tissue sample is sent to our onsite pathology lab for microscopic examination. Our dermatology clinic's lab is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists, ensuring it meets the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Growths that might require a biopsy for diagnosis include:

  • Moles
  • Warts
  • Cysts
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Skin cancers
  • Skin infections
  • Skin tags
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis

What to expect

Our providers at Midwest perform all types of excisions at our offices in Farmington Hills, Shelby Township, Clinton Township, Warren and St. Claire Shores, Michigan. Patients are given local anesthesia to reduce discomfort and are allowed to go home right after a bandage is applied. Post-procedure home care following an excision is usually uncomplicated and direct. Our team will provide you with clear guidelines. This commonly involves switching your dressing, cleansing the treated area, and using a recommended skin ointment to expedite recovery and avert infection. 

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.