Neuroplastic Surgery for Scalp Tumors
Skin cancers (including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) and metastatic cancers (those that have spread from elsewhere in the body) can all grow along the scalp. To ensure the scalp cancer is removed completely, surgeons need to also take out an area of healthy scalp around the tumor, which can leave deforming scalp scars or head deformities.
Our neuroplastic team offers advanced surgical techniques that can preserve scalp and skull appearance and function without sacrificing the success of the treatment.
What You Need to Know About Neuroplastic Surgery
Johns Hopkins neuroplastic surgeon Chad Gordon describes how patients who need brain surgery can benefit from neuroplastic surgery, a new field that combines the expertise of neurosurgery with plastic and reconstructive surgery to preserve or restore a patient’s appearance.
Neuroplastic Treatment Team for Scalp Tumors
Director, Neuroplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Carla Bes, MSHS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Neuroplastic Surgery Coordinator
Multidisciplinary Cancer CareSidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
If needed, experts from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will participate in your care to offer additional cancer treatments such as proton therapy or immunotherapy.