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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.

How can we help you?

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# of surveys: 3816
Last updated: 08/27/2020 2:06 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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not likely
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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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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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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Alana was wonderful. Her manner of dealing with patients is something to be admired.

#12011-11-30 11:47:43

The doctor and her Medical Assistant are very thorough and they take time to explain everything that you need to understand.

#22019-11-16

no everything was great. everyone is so wonderful

#32020-03-06

The time the Doctor spent talking to me about my problem. She did not rush.

#42011-12-15 12:54:52

IN ADDITION TO THE EXCELLENT ENVIRONMENT AND STAFF AND DOCTOR, THE MUSIC WAS ALSO EXCELLENT AND SOOTHING. sOME OFFICES HAVE AWFUL MUSIC STREAMING.

#52010-11-11 15:36:56

The Dr. listened and was patient. I was nervous!

#62019-11-24

I actually was able to see the physician, the physician assistant and the aesthetician, which was awesome for one visit! It shows that the team works together to provide patients with the best possible results.

#72011-10-04 14:18:20

YOU HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF ENSURING PATIENT SATISFACTION AND CARE QUALITY

#82020-03-17

I thought the doctor was very thorough in explaining the procedures I need to take care of my skin problem

#92019-11-30

No wait time for appointment - attentiveness of PA

#102011-05-04 19:03:57

What can we do better?

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Nothing!

#12019-12-10

please change the paintings in the reception area....

#22011-02-02 11:01:42

Everything is just great!

#32019-11-20

keep on on trying to do your best

#42020-06-06

receptioist is a little stiff and unwelcoming, but attentive proffessional.

#52020-02-21

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

#62020-06-29

I have a suggestion: I noticed that two of the lovely rugs pose hazards to patients using walkers or who may have other mobility issues. The large rug placed at an angle and the narrow rug placed in front of the reception desk leave no room for these individuals to safely manuveur around the reception area and are likely to contribute to fall risks. I would suggest leaving these areas clear.

#72010-10-04 12:14:56

Keeping me from dying of skin cancer would be good (I will behave and do the checks and annual exam to help out!!!)

#82010-11-29 11:47:11

I am completely satisfied with the current level of service and really can't think of anything that you could improve upon. This survey is a good thing.

#92010-10-13 09:38:13

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#102020-01-06
Customer Rating : 4.5

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