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.
Skin growths can be defined as either benign or malignant. A benign growth is non-cancerous, typically develops slowly, and doesn’t spread to other parts of the body. A malignant growth, on the other hand, is cancerous, can grow rapidly, and, in some cases, can spread...
Skin cancer is caused by the abnormal growth of skin cells and, in most cases, is highly treatable when it’s caught early. There are multiple types of skin cancer, with each varying in presentation. Different forms of skin cancer can also vary in severity, with...
The skin is the largest organ in the body, so it is no surprise that skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer among people today. There are several different types of skin cancer, with melanoma being the most deadly among them. However, most cases of skin...
Skin cancer is estimated to develop in one in five Americans over the course of their lifetimes. Given skin cancer’s prevalence, it’s not surprising that many people have questions about its risk factors. While UV light exposure remains the biggest risk factor for...