Dr. Lee Removes Cancerous Growth from HANDS Patient.
Dr. S. Darrell Lee, a volunteer at the HANDS Clinic in Ft. Pierce recently removed a cancerous growth from the right shoulder of a 63-year old female patient, who did not have health insurance. The patient came to the Clinic seeking help for the painful ulcerating lesion on her shoulder.
Dr. James Roberts performed a biopsy that identified the mass as a Basal Cell Carcinoma nodular and infiltrative patterns with carcinoma at deep and peripheral edges. The patient was referred to Dr. Lee a Board Certified plastic surgeon who partners with the HAND’s Clinic.
Dr. Lee excised the lesion under local anesthesia in the office. Dr. Anil Desai, a local pathologist, also donated his services to evaluate the specimen. He confirmed the cancer was completely removed. Dr. Lee then closed the defect.
Dr. Lee, one of the area’s most prominent plastic surgeons and Founder of Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center donates his services to help patients at the HANDS Clinic in Ft. Pierce. “These individuals have no insurance or the financial capacity to seek medical treatment on their own,” stated Dr. Lee. “Without the services provided by HANDS and the medical professionals who donate their time, most of these individuals would suffer without medical treatment.”
About Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee is an accomplished Board Certified plastic surgeon. He is a graduate of New York Medical College where he completed his medical school and residency training in General Surgery. He earned his Board Certification in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery and completed his Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the World-Renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center is located at 525 NW Lake Whitney Place, suite 206, in St. Lucie West. For more information, please call (772) 878-8885 or visit online at leeplasticsurgery.net.
HANDS of St. Lucie County provides primary healthcare services and access to a continuum of healthcare to qualified, low-income, uninsured, adult residents of St. Lucie County.
The HANDS Clinic may provide health care at no charge to you. To be eligible, you must be a resident of St. Lucie County, 18-64 years of age, have lived in St. Lucie County continuously for the past (6) months, and be within a certain income bracket. You may qualify if you do not have any health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, and do not qualify for Veterans benefits. For information please visit handsofslc.org.