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Mohs Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is a type of procedure that is used to completely remove skin cancer tumors. We work with a few Philadelphia Mohs surgeons who expertly remove the tumor and surrounding skin. To reconstruct the area of the face following excision, our in-office surgeon works closely with the Mohs surgeon and the patient to ensure they look the same, or better, when the skin is healed.

Excision done by Mohs Surgeon

The first step of Mohs surgery involves removing the actual tumor, which sometime occurs in sensitive areas such as nose, lips, hairline, or areas that already have scar tissue. As the surgery begins, all the tissue that is affected by the tumor will be extracted and completely removed from the body. This is a delicate procedure, and is handled with the utmost attention to detail. The surgeon will be careful to leave as much of the healthy tissue as possible.

  • The surgeon will give the patient instructions regarding what they should be eating and drinking.
  • Instructions will also be given regarding any medication that they are currently taking.
  • The affected area(s) will be thoroughly numbed, so there should be no pain or sensation during the surgery
  • Typically there is little need for anesthesia
  • Surgery time can range from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity
  • Patient will typically be able to go home that same day

What is the Timeline for the Recovery Process?

After the procedure the wound will be closed, the patient can start the healing process. Antibiotics will be prescribed to the patient as needed. It is recommended to take it easy for four or five days after surgery and avoid bending over. The stitches will usually be removed within 1-2 weeks, and the entire recovery process is 3-4 weeks.

Mohs Surgery in Haverford, Philadelphia

With years of experience in the area of cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgery we are always happy to answer any questions about Mohs surgery that you may have. Book a consultation at our Philly or Mainline locations today and we will be glad to suggest a customized surgical plan.

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Last updated: 1/25/2023 4:59 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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Friendly, curteous service from all I was in contact with.

#12022-12-11

Our chat about green building! Call me if you are interested in chatting more about greening your practice. Thanks for your wonderful care.

#22010-11-29 13:58:59

Friendliness and professionalism

#32022-04-25

I have been to a number of derm docs....often it seems as though they have you try this or that but never seem to have a clear plan as to how they will treat ALL of the issues at hand. Thank you for taking the time to address each one of my concerns.

#42022-10-15

Friendliness of the satt and theri attentiveness. Also thoroughness of the questions

#52022-11-28

The staff were very professional and service was above those i have had in the past.

#62011-03-29 09:40:00

Everyone was extremely welcoming, pleasant and professional. I felt very secure with the knowledge and professional, caring treatment by both the doctor and her assistant.

#72023-01-15

I ejoyed the beauty of the office-a nice place to be. I was anxious to meet the Dr.-and I found her to be great-very thouough,friendly and professional

#82022-08-09

Friendliness of everyone.

#92022-04-25

relaxing decor, classical music

#102022-10-13

What can we do better?

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Maybe some more magazines for the guys. I`ll bring a few in...

#12022-01-31

excellent service

#22022-03-03

Not a lot to improve on service is already top notch.

#32010-09-30 11:25:20

While I totally understand the late policy, unfortunately my daughter and I drove 1.5 hrs to the facility and given the weather and errorous directions, we ended up being 7 mins late. I immediately called the office while on route to explain that we were lost and sought correct directions. The receptionist was very curt, short and condesending. Upon our arrival, there was no warm greeting and very limited eye contact. Again,as a heath care provider myself, I appreciate the need to follow a schedule, however, our appointments were in direct succession and I do not think it would have had a significant impact on the work schedule, given our special circumstance.

#42011-03-24 10:10:11

relocate to our area (just kidding)

#52022-07-23

No room for improvement. You have a first-rate, exceptional staff Dr. Ringpfeil! Everyone especially Linda Heckman is so professional. Jessie makes a great first impression and is an asset to your team!

#62010-12-15 19:35:32

smile more

#72010-09-09 10:34:11

I had problems with my insurance. Since you took my insurance information over the phone it might have been nice to know that before I came in so I could have fixed it.

#82011-05-19 10:14:50

The only (minor) thing that I was disappointed in was that when I booked the appt. via phone, I was told that in addition to my cosmetic questions and consult, the Dr. would also be able to do my full body check. It turned out that there was not enough time to do both.

#92011-07-27 15:04:39

You were amazing

#102010-09-28 09:24:38

Customer Rating : 4.6

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