Welcome to San Luis Dermatology & Laser Clinic
The San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic has been serving the San Luis Obispo area in the person of Dr. Jeffrey Herten since October, 1977. From a one doctor, one nurse, one front office person practice in an 800 square foot office, the clinic has grown into a four physician, and twenty support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility, and newly added second location.
Skin Cancer and Precancers
Comprehensive examination of patients is the key to the early detection of skin cancer. Depending on their risk, patients are examined at regular intervals to diagnose and treat skin cancer. Treatments for pre-cancer include cryotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Treatments for cancer include shave excision, surgical excision, and Mohs’ micrographic surgery for complicated or recurrent cancers.
Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, created by a general surgeon, Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. It is one of the many methods of obtaining complete margin control during removal of a skin cancer using frozen section histology.