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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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What WE DID WELL

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knowledge and friendly

#12020-07-14

The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. I especially liked having a nice big clock in the waiting room.

#22020-09-05

I was very impressed that Dr. Ringpfeil took the time out to talk to me and treat me like an individual. I am completely comfotable here and I will be coming here for my treatment.

#32011-05-04 14:47:50

I enjoyed the French music in the reception area.

#42020-12-23

on a very short notice was able to squeeze in an appointment for my daughter...thank you

#52020-06-13

very professional

#62021-01-22

the doctor and assistant were very nice and the doctor very inormative and clear

#72021-01-31

Mainly speaking with the Dr and being explained everything.

#82020-08-23

I like the knowledge and confident in Dr Ringpfeil.

#92010-12-16 12:15:00

The information provided by the physician was very helpful and useful. I would gladly do what she recommended.

#102020-12-22

What can we do better?

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Do no change

#12010-08-19 14:48:13

more than adequate service!

#22020-10-02

So glad I came. Always liked Dr. Kern and Ann Watson. He'd be so pleased with your entire professional setup

#32020-02-29

I had an appointment for a consulation for sun damage. Unfortunately, I need to see either a doctor or PA for my issue and this was not included in my appointment, so I need to make another trip. It is difficult for me to carve time out of my work day to take care of personal needs, so this is creating an inconvenience for me. I would have preferred to had the complete consultation done in one appointment.

#42011-02-14 14:14:53

I had an appointment for a consulation for sun damage. Unfortunately, I need to see either a doctor or PA for my issue and this was not included in my appointment, so I need to make another trip. It is difficult for me to carve time out of my work day to take care of personal needs, so this is creating an inconvenience for me. I would have preferred to had the complete consultation done in one appointment.

#52011-02-14 14:14:53

keep doing what you did.

#62011-03-11 14:14:27

Don't change anything, it's excellent.

#72010-11-08 15:17:21

No complaints at all. Excellent experience

#82010-09-30 10:38:51

Always laugh at my jokes.

#92020-11-18

No major suggestions. I got all the answers I needed.

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