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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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: 5/3/2021 12:54 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

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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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it was a good experience and the music was excellent!

#12020-09-30

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

Cute babes that worked in the office.

#32020-11-06

Art work

#42020-09-30

Everyone seem to be knowing what they are doing and loving to take the time to assure you that they care and can assit you..

#52011-04-19 09:23:01

I found this to be a very pleasant and professional appointment -- better than most .... I would absolutely recommend to others and will utilize the many services available at this office.

#62010-12-15 11:51:05

I liked the paintings that are in the rooms.

#72011-06-02 11:25:09

Dr and Med Assist. listened patiently and answered all questions thoroughly.

#82020-07-13

The doctor was very personable, she explained each procedure in detail and answered all my questions. Dr. Ringpfeil has a very pleasant and reasurring mannaer, here staff is very efficent and welcoming.

#92020-09-02

The doctor was extremely attentive and I did not feel rushed at all. This is by far the best experience I have had at the dermatologist

#102020-09-07

What can we do better?

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I would have liked to pay in cash but the receptionist had no change.

#12021-04-26

Very satisfied. Should get an office in Cherry Hill, NJ

#22020-12-16

The entire visit was just perfect so I had no suggestions at this time.

#32010-10-05 12:14:11

I am very satisfied now.

#42021-04-09

It was good

#52021-01-08

Overall excellent service. Friendly front desk staff. A very small suggestion would be to have someone immediately identify themselves as the person to register a new patient and direct where to go when someone enters the waiting room. With a big waiting room and three people at the front desk, it is a lot to take in and not know to whom to speak. Having had negative experiences with doctors' receptionists where all three of the three people at the front desk have ignored me until I called out and forced a response, I am sensitive to the issue and imagine others have had this experience as well.

#62011-01-31 10:42:48

Hard to say, this was a short visit and the service and treatment, as far as I can tell, were excellent

#72021-04-18

Can't everything was excellent!!!

#82011-12-06 11:22:30

we are okay

#92021-02-12

The experience was very pleasant, and relaxed. I would not recommend changing anything!

#102021-02-22
Customer Rating : 4.5

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