“Warts, moles, small skin cancers, and other abnormal tissue can be destroyed using Cryosurgery, the process of using controlled freezing to get rid of unwanted tissue.”

A destruction in dermatological terms means the removal of benign, premalignant, or malignant tissues by various superficial methods, not usually requiring closure.

At Abrams Dermatology, our methods of destruction include electrosurgery, cryosurgery, and chemical treatment. The types of lesions that are typically removed in this fashion include various warts, papillomata, molluscum contagiosum, and other benign, premalignant lesions such as actinic keratoses. Some malignant lesions such as basal cell carcinomas may also be destroyed in this fashion.

Cryosurgery involves the use of a canister that sprays liquid nitrogen directly onto the skin, or contacts the skin with an instrument, which freezes the tissue. Freezing can destroy pre-cancererous cells, and wound healing will occur with minimal scarring.

Electrosurgery is performed by using a hyfrecator to divide tissues by high frequency current applied directly to the affected area. Areas treated in this fashion do not require stitches.


(941) 926-2300
(866) 271-8796



Monday - Thursday

8:30 am – 4:30 pm


8:30 am – 1:30 pm


3328 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239

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Driving Directions

We are located on the south side of Bee Ridge Road between Beneva and Lockwood Ridge near the Church of the Palms. Our building is located on the corner of Bee Ridge Road and Iola Drive next to the Al Purmort Insurance building.
From US 41 / Tamiami Trail:
Turn onto Bee Ridge Road and travel East until you cross Lockwood Ridge Road. You will see the Church of the Palms on your right, and then our brown building is the second building on the right.
From Interstate 75:
Take the Bee Ridge exit (207) and head West for approximately 3.5 miles. You will cross over Beneva Road. After the Beneva light, get into the left lane. Our building will be approximately 200 yards up on the left side at the corner of Bee Ridge and Iola before Lockwood Ridge.