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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 facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tina Ho 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

Reconstructive Surgery by Dr. Ho, Facial Plastic Surgeon

A few days after all the cancerous tissue has been removed, Dr. Ho will perform reconstructive surgery to repair the damaged skin. Her attention to detail, combined with her artistic approach as a board certified facial plastic surgeon, ensure our patients aesthetically pleasing results. Dr. Ho will be able to repair any lesions left over in the skin with minimal scarring. During the process, the patient may undergo a small skin graft or tissue flap. Reconstructive surgery is performed under anesthesia. Whether general anesthesia or sedation is used will depend on the complexity of the surgery.

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

Dr. Ho is a medical professional with years of experience in the area of cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgery. She is always happy to answer any questions about Mohs surgery that you may have. Book a consultation at our Philly or Mainline locations today and she will be glad to suggest a customized surgical plan.

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Last updated: 07/02/2020 7:44 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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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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What WE DID WELL

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the doctor and the staff were excellent and very attentive.

#12020-01-29

The time spent with the doctor....I always feel she cares and will take the time with you.

#22020-01-05

Everything was great!

#32020-02-23

Great Dermatologist!

#42019-07-12

Dr. was very attentive and took the time to talk with my daughter and put her at ease. Assistant was great, taking my daughter on tour of facility while I asked the doctor a few questions.

#52019-12-18

The medical assistant and the doctor listen and the doctor explains the procedure and different options very well and explains what to expect from different options or procedure.

#62019-07-28

everyone was great

#72019-08-04

The time spent with the doctor....I always feel she cares and will take the time with you.

#82020-01-01

as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#92019-09-13

thoroughness of staff

#102019-09-24

What can we do better?

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I thought everyone was fantastic and very helpful-no suggestions had a great experience

#12020-02-02

Everything is just great!

#22020-01-13

Everything was great! and everyone was very nice.

#32010-10-19 10:16:48

service was excellent

#42019-08-31

If it's not broke don't fix it...everything was handled very well

#52020-06-20

Keep me informed of specials on products that might be good for my skin.

#62011-01-05 16:01:31

everything was great.

#72011-03-18 11:09:57

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

#82019-07-29

everything was great.

#92011-03-18 11:09:57

everything was great, i don't have any suggestions

#102010-10-25 11:08:34