skip to Main Content
Surgical Excision

Remove unwanted skin tags, warts, & even cancer with the latest surgical techniques.

Clearer skin, better health, longer living.

Wart Removal, Skin Tag Removal, & Skin Cancer Surgery in Chicago, IL

As the largest organ on the outside of your body, you’d think that treating skin would be easy. Surely there’s a topical cream, serum, or injection to do the job, right? Sadly, not every stubborn skin lesion or mole benefits from gentle treatment. Sometimes, the best course of action is to surgically remove whatever’s holding you back—from warts and skin tags to cancer itself. In the field of dermatology, we use a procedure called surgical excision to remove these unwanted or dangerous features.

At Skin MD, our double board-certified surgeons can quickly and comfortably excise skin tags, warts, moles, and even cancerous lesions. These short, in-office procedures rely on local anesthesia for a painless experience. If you’ve tried topical solutions before without results, the most expedient and effective treatment may be surgical excision. Find one of our dermatology clinics near you and reach out to learn if surgical excision is best.

Remove Skin Tags, Moles, & Warts For Good.

Surgical excision is quick, painless, and—in most cases—permanently removes your unwanted lesions. To learn if excision is right for you, call Skin MD, LLC, in Chicago today!

What Kinds of Lesions Can Surgical Excision Remove?

Topical skin care treatments can work wonders as part of your at-home skin care routine. But no matter how expensive skin care products are, they struggle to penetrate your skin barrier. To remove certain types of unwanted lesions, surgical excision may be the best route.

From dangerous cancers to uncomfortable growths, our double board-certified surgeons can suggest the best course of treatment, up to and including surgical excision.

What Surgical Excision Removes:

  • Moles (malignant & benign)
  • Skin tags
  • Lentigines (liver spots)
  • Warts (malignant & benign)
  • Melanoma
  • Carcinoma (basal, squamous, & Merkel cell)
  • More

After surgical excision, we may perform a biopsy to determine if the removed lesion is in any way cancerous or poses an ongoing risk to your health. Mohs surgery may be necessary to remove additional tissue for the greatest peace of mind.

Advantages of Surgical Excision for Skin Cancer

Together with Mohs surgery, surgical excision for skin cancer offers numerous benefits over other common treatments. Naturally, if biopsies show the need for additional treatments, we can suggest the most fitting course of action. But in many cases, surgical excision is enough to remove the unwanted lesion and reduce the risk associated with it.

Advantages of Surgical Excision:

  • Outpatient Procedure: Neither surgical excision nor Mohs Surgery requires long hospital stays. Both procedures can be done in-office with a same-day release, saving patients time, anxiety, and money.
  • Quick Procedure: Most surgical excisions take (at most) 30 minutes to complete. Afterward, if we detect the presence of cancerous cells, we may suggest a follow-up appointment or additional treatments.
  • Painless: Surgical excision relies on local anesthesia (applied topically or injected) to numb the area before the lesions are removed. This makes for a completely comfortable procedure.
  • Effective: When skin cancer screenings catch lesions in an early stage, surgical excision demonstrates a high success rate for treatment. This treatment option is roughly as effective as its alternatives without many of the downsides.


Hear From Happy Patients With Clear Skin

A Caring, Human Touch

Dr. Sergeyenko is fantastic. He’s very detailed and attentive and seems to really care about patients. The office is very well run and uses the right amount of technology to execute their business…but you can always get a human on the line if you need to. Flexible hours, too.

T. Huestis
Rating: 5

Always Welcoming New Patients

It was my first appt at the Evergreen location and I was very pleased with the service and staff. I saw Dr. Chris Krippinger. He knew right away what was happening to my skin and provided a treatment plan. It’s been two weeks and I am seeing the results. I recommend Skin MD.

Rita B.
Rating: 5

Listening to Patients of All Ages

Me and my son love the excellent customer service, and care that we get here. From the front desk all the way down to the physician, they take their time to listen and provide the best care. We really appreciate everyone here.

Latisha D.
Rating: 5


Why Choose Skin MD For Surgical Excision?

Family Dermatology

At Skin MD, we serve everyone. From pediatric dermatology to teens & adults, our providers treat patients of all ages with respect & expertise.

Skin Care Versatility

From acne treatments and Mohs Surgery to 21st-century cosmetic solutions like microneedling & lip fillers, we have you covered.

World-Class Providers

Our providers are leaders in their field with numerous fellowships, publications, professional memberships, & academic achievements to their names.

Multiple Locations

We serve several Chicago communities, including Orland Park, Skokie, and Evergreen Park. Find a Skin MD office near you!

Financing & Promotions

We make getting the care you need affordable with expert financing options, frequently updated promotions, & so much more.

Your Questions Answered

Surgical Excision FAQs

The exact cause of skin tags is unknown. That said, we know that they most commonly develop where skin rubs against skin (underarms, eyes, necks, groins). Additionally, being overweight, having diabetes, or suffering from high blood pressure may increase your risk of developing skin tags. Thankfully, skin tags are easily removed with surgical excision from an expert dermatologist.

If you’re interested in skin tag removal, wart removal, or mole removal, call the double board-certified surgeons at 708-636-3767 for a quick, in-office procedure.

Plantar warts grow in the most inconvenient places—the soles of our feet. Naturally, these unwanted lesions make everyday chores and obligations that much harder. But rushing to remove your plantar warts with untested methods or at-home remedies can often make the problem worse. To remove your plantar wart the right way, contact your local dermatologists in Chicago, IL, to learn about your options.
Depending on the type of skin cancer you have, where the lesion is located, and several other concerns, your dermatologist may suggest surgical excision or Mohs surgery. In the case of surgical excision, the procedure may take 30 minutes or less. Mohs surgery works by removing tissue, testing it, and returning to remove additional tissue until the margins of the cancerous lesion are discovered. For these reasons, Mohs Surgery may take several hours.

Remove The Unwanted Lesions Holding You Back

Skin tags, warts, and moles are unsightly and uncomfortable. Skin cancer poses an existential risk to your health and your future. Thankfully, these unwanted features (and more) can be quickly and painlessly removed with an in-office procedure from the best dermatologists in Chicago. At Skin MD, we’ve seen and removed it all. Tell us about your concerns today so that we can suggest the most appropriate treatment options tomorrow.

From cosmetic concerns to comfort, surgical excision can rapidly remove the features you dislike the most and even save your life. Schedule your appointment at Skin MD today!