Rather than do a little bit of everything, we focus on one thing – skin cancer. Its prevention, detection, and treatment. As is central to our mission statement and core values, our goal is to provide expert treatment of your skin cancer in a professional and relaxed environment and work hard to earn your confidence. Whether you have a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, or other malignancy, you can feel confident. Treating skin cancer is what we do all day, every day.
Meet Paul Bowman, MD
Meet Avni Koschmeder, PA
Why Choose The Bowman Institute?
Our mission is to deliver the finest medical care and build a center of excellence for patients. We believe this requires well-trained staff, meticulous attention to detail, a spirit of compassion, and lots of hard work. In our patient-centered practice, you are the focus. Treating patients with respect and providing excellent customer service is essential to us. We are here to make a difference.
Our expertly trained medical team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of suspicious lesions, pre-cancerous lesions, and skin cancers, including large and complicated tumors. We specialize in Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
The Mohs Surgery Difference
A brief word about Mohs Micrographic Surgery . . .
As a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Bowman is committed to spreading accurate information about this revolutionary technique. While it is not needed to treat most skin cancers and is not the only thing we do, it is often the reason that patients seek us out after other treatments have failed. When Dr. Bowman began the practice in 2004, there was only one other fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in the Tampa Bay area. Many practices now offer this procedure, since it has become the gold standard in treating certain skin cancers. However, the high cure rates that are possible with Mohs surgery depend entirely on how a surgeon performs the procedure.
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer, and it forms when the cells that manage the pigment in your skin (melanocytes) grow uncontrollably. Compared to other types of skin cancer, melanoma is much less common. However, when it does occur, it presents a greater health risk...
In the summer, with the sweltering heat and the hot sun beating down on you, you're reminded to slather on sunscreen before you leave the house; but in the winter when it's cooler, most people forget their sunscreen and assume that if they aren’t feeling the warm sun...
The staff at The Bowman Institute, located just off Commerce Park Blvd. in Tampa Palms, wants to make every patient’s experience as informative and easy as possible. Just waiting in the posh lobby, complete with two large saltwater fish tanks, can be a soothing...
Collaboration with specialists in other fields can improve outcomes for patients with skin cancer, and it can be personally and professionally rewarding for the dermatologist, according to Paul H. Bowman, M.D. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American...