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Fort Myers Dermatologists, Keith Harris MD and Brian Harris MD

Keith Harris MD, Brian Harris MD, Ross Harris MD, Fort Myers Dermatologists, Harris DermatologyKeith Harris, MD | Fort Myers Dermatologists • Brian Harris, MD | Fort Myers, Florida Dermatologists • 9090 Park Royal Dr Fort Myers, Florida 33908 • Phone:  239-936-3344

Harris Dermatology are a team of Fort Myers Dermatologists that Specialize in Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment.

There are many Dermatologists in Fort Myers that treat skin cancer, but most of those doctors try to do so much more than skin cancer treatment. Today facial cosmetics, laser skin rejuvenation, and body sculpting has taken over the services of a typical Fort Myers dermatologist. Our team of Fort Myers, Florida dermatologists at Harris Dermatology is solely dedicated to one thing: detecting, treating and preventing skin cancer.  Because detecting skin cancer takes a well-trained experienced eye, our physicians believe board certified dermatologists are the most appropriate health care providers to diagnose skin cancers. Brian Harris, MD and Keith Harris, MD have become two of Fort Myers leading experts in the treatment of skin cancer.

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If you ask our Fort Myers dermatologists, Brian Harris, MD and Keith Harris, MD how to treat skin cancer, they will be quick to answer, “Don’t get it in the first place”.

Skin cancer prevention is a message you will hear often at Harris Dermatology. We ask that you follow some easy steps to examine yourself periodically to be aware of any spot on your body that may need to be looked at. 

Brian Harris MD, Fort Myers Dermatologists, Harris DermatologyMeet Dermatologist Brian A Harris, MD

Brian A. Harris, MD, is a board certified Fort Myers dermatologist whose primary focus is treating skin cancer utilizing surgical methods, including the Mohs surgery technique. In 1993, Dr. Brian Harris began practicing general dermatology in Fort Myers; however, since 2001, he has dedicated his practice to diagnosing and treating skin cancer in Fort Myers.  He is considered by his peers to be one of the area’s leading dermatologists, being awarded Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor designation every year since 2006.

Brian A. Harris, MD is a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Florida Medical School.  He trained at the Mayo Clinic before completing his dermatology residency at the University of Miami.

Dr. Brian Harris is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and Lee County Medical Society.

Keith Harris MD, Dermatologists in Fort Myers, Harris Dermatologists Meet Dermatologist Keith A Harris, MD

Keith A. Harris, MD, is a board certified Fort Myers dermatologist practicing in Fort Myers since 1994.  He brings a high level of skin care and skin cancer treatment to Southwest Florida residents.

Dr. Keith Harris graduated from Florida State University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He interned at the University of Miami and completed his residency at the University of Miami’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery.He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Society, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and Lee County Medical Society.  In addition, Keith A. Harris, MD has published articles in dermatology journals.

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Ross Harris MD, Ross Harris MD, Keith MD, Harris Dermatology, Fort Myers Dermatology, Fort Myers Dermatologists

The brothers that create Harris Dermatology bring their family values into their Fort Myers dermatology practice. Their office is comfortable and relaxed, with tropical artwork and comfortable seating. Patients feel as though they have stepped right into the Harris’ living room. At Harris Dermatology, though, the patients’ experience is much more than just the welcoming environment. We understand the importance of quality healthcare and a great staff and you will receive a warm welcome from a caring staff member into our comfortable and state-of-the-art facility. This combination of dedicated physicians, highly trained and friendly staff, and an inviting office creates the best possible patient experience.

A Family Of Dermatologists

Harris Dermatology is comprised of three brothers, Brian, Keith, and Ross, and they base their lives and careers on two important principles. The first principle that they live by to deliver the best care possible to their patients with the most current procedures in dermatology. Their second principle is to live life to the fullest and enjoy what they do. Once you get to know the Harris brothers, it’s clear that these principles play a huge part in the success that they have experienced since they started their  practice more than 15 years ago. All the Harris brothers are board certified dermatologists and they all have specialized training in skin cancer. Since all three of them are dermatologists, the Harris brothers are constantly networking, communicating, and sharing techniques with each other. Not only does this allow them to strengthen their bond as a family, but it also creates an environment of constant career growth for the dermatologists as they continuously share new discoveries from the world of dermatology with each other. Together, Brian, Keith, and Ross bring their talents to Lee and Collier Counties with two offices, one dermatology office located in Fort Myers and another dermatology office in Naples. Our Fort Myers dermatology offices offers state-of-the-art facilities, and is conveniently located next to Health Park on Park Royal Drive. See our contact page for a Google map and driving directions to our Fort Myers office.

Fort Myers Dermatologist Skin Fact: 

The thickest skin on your body is on your feet at 1.4mm deep 

What is Mohs Surgery?

MOHS Surgery – The Mohs surgical technique was developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Frederic Mohs, a dermatologist at the University of Wisconsin. Click here for more information on the history of Mohs. Harris was one of the first Dermatologists in Fort Myers to operate as a Mohs Surgeon.

The cure rate with Mohs surgery cited by most studies is between 97% and 99.8% for primary basal cell removal, the most common type of skin cancer

The Mohs procedure is a pathology sectioning method that allows for the complete examination of the surgical margin. It is different from the standard bread loafing technique of sectioning where random samples of the surgical margin are examined.

Mohs surgery in Fort Myers Florida.

Performed in four steps:

1. Surgical removal of tissue

2. Mapping the piece of tissue, freezing and cutting the tissue between 5 and 10 micrometers using a cryostat, and staining the culture with blue die.

3. Interpretation of microscope slides (Pathology)

4. Possible reconstruction of the surgical defect (Reconstructive Surgery)

The procedure is usually performed by one of our Fort Myers, Florida dermatologists. A small scalpel is utilized to cut around the visible tumor. A very small surgical margin is utilized, usually with 1 to 1.5 mm of “free margin” or uninvolved skin. The amount of free margin removed is much less than the usual 4 to 6 mm required for the standard excision of skin cancers.

If cancer is found, its location is marked on the map and Harris Dermatology will remove the indicated cancerous tissue from our patient. This procedure is repeated until no further cancer is found. Mohs Surgery takes Fort Myers Dermatology to a new level in cancer removal. A Harris dermatologist will need to see our patients that received Mohs Surgery periodically to make sure there no other effected area on the body.

For more information on Mohs Surgery in Fort Myers – Click Here for questions and answers.

Contact one of our Fort Myers Dermatologists today:

At Harris Dermatology we are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Conveniently located in South Fort Myers.  When searching the web for Fort Myers dermatology or dermatologists in Fort Myers, consider Harris Dermatology; we will make every effort to give the best service and the most expert medical care. We truly hope to see you at Harris.
Harris Dermatology | Brian Harris, MD | Keith Harris, MD • 9090 Park Royal Dr  •  Ft Myers, FL 33908 • Phone:  239-936-3344  •  Fax:  239-936-5126

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