Some skin cancer removals require reconstruction as simple as pulling the skin back together with dissolving sutures. However, depending upon the size and the depth of the cancer that is removed, some patients following cancer removal may require more extensive cancer reconstruction procedures.
Dr. Bailey sees reconstruction as a crucial part of the surgical process, one that restores confidence to the patient by preserving function and cosmetic form to the reconstructed area.
At the Naaman Clinic, Dr. Bailey specializes in advanced, multistage flaps for reconstructions of the head and neck. While most skin cancer surgeries do not require an advanced level of reconstruction, every patient and every tumor is different and requires a skilled physician to optimize the recovery and the restoration of the skin.
Dr. Bailey teaches and lectures on surgical reconstructive techniques both nationally and internationally, and he has developed several novel surgical techniques for reconstruction of the nose and ears.