State-of-the-art, personalized skin care
from experienced professionals
“A regular skin checkup can literally save your life.” Jennifer Krasnoff, MD

Dermatologic surgery involves surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatment to address the range of conditions that may impact the skin’s health, function or appearance.

As highly experienced dermatologic surgeons, the physicians at Dermatology Associates treat a range of skin cancers as well as conditions such as moles and benign tumors. Our physicians are accomplished reconstructive surgeons, performing a variety of procedures to restore the skin’s appearance after surgery.

At our practice, we employ a variety of techniques to address skin cancer at all stages. Our physicians are focused on patient education, awareness and periodic comprehensive total body skin examinations, so that highly common forms of pre-cancer and skin cancer can be detected as early as possible.

Preâ€┬Écancerous legions may be treated with non-surgical methods including a variety of topical agents as well as photodynamic therapy, in which special drugs, called photosensitizing agents are activated by light therapy to kill pre-cancerous cells.

Early stage skin cancers are treated with a variety of surgical techniques using local anesthesia. Generally, a ‘safety margin’ of healthy tissue is excised around the cancerous lesion to ensure complete removal. Our physicians, trained in dermatopathology, will evaluate the tissue under the microscope to ensure the edges of the tissue are free of tumor.

Our physicians are highly trained in Mohs surgery, considered the most effective approach for treating recurrent, invasive, difficult skin cancers. Mohs surgery involves precise removal and microscopic examination of cancerous tissue. This method ensures that the greatest amount of healthy tissue is spared – which makes Mohs surgery ideal for treating highly visible parts of the body, such as the face, where cosmetic considerations are particularly important.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about the surgical dermatology services we provide:





Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456