Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center of NJ Educates Patients on Skin Cancer Treatment Options

The medical staff at the Teaneck, New Jersey-based Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center offers cryosurgery as an effective treatment for skin cancer.

Teaneck, NJ, September 15, 2013 --( Being diagnosed with skin cancer is terrifying for any patient, and finding the right treatment can often be just as difficult. Fortunately, there are many skin cancer treatments which are effective as well as fairly painless. One such treatment is cryosurgery.

New Jersey-based practice Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center devotes much of their practice to skin cancer treatment and education. Some different treatment options they offer are laser surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and chemotherapy.

The center's three practitioners, Dr. Gangaram Ragi, Dr. Monika Srivastava, and Dr. Santiago Centurion, recommend cryosurgery as an efficient treatment for early-stage skin cancers. All three doctors are board certified surgeons, with extensive backgrounds in dermatology and surgery.

Cryosurgery is the practice of freezing and killing cancerous cells, using a cooling solution produced by liquid nitrogen. First, a small incision is made on a selected area of the skin. Then, the cooling agent is inserted through the incision, and works to freeze and eliminate the cancerous cells. The procedure, which is often done in about 20 minutes, is much less invasive than surgery, as well as less expensive. It is usually performed in a doctor's office under local anesthesia, with few side effects. Patients normally return to their normal activities within weeks. Most commonly, cryosurgery is suggested for patients who have medical issues that make surgery too risky, or for those who seeking an alternative method to surgery.

Exploring skin cancer treatment options can be an overwhelming task. However, Drs. Ragi, Srivastava and Centurion work closely with each of their patients, educating them on all of their treatment and surgical options, including cryosurgery.

Dr. Ragi, Dr. Srivastava, and Dr. Centurion practice at Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center in Teaneck, New Jersey. Those interested in exploring cryosurgery, or other cancer surgeries and treatment, are encouraged to call 201-836-969, or visit

About Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center

Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center is made up for board certified surgeons and dermatologists, Dr. Gangaram Ragi, Dr. Monika Srivastava, and Dr. Santiago Centurion. Specializing in Mohs surgery, skin cancer surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic and general dermatology, the practice treats patients with efficiency and care.

Dr. Ragi has more than 20 years experience as a Mohs surgeon, having received his training in Dermatology at the State University of New York, Buffalo, and in Dermatologic Surgery at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute, in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Srivastava received her medical training at Brown University in Rhode Island, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland. She was trained in Mohs surgery at Harvard. Dr. Centurion is a board-certified dermatologist, and Mohs surgeon, trained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center can be reached at 201-836-9696, or
Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center
Gangaram Ragi
870 Palisade Avenue – Suite 302