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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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What WE DID WELL

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New options! Every dermatologist I've gone to says and does the same things. I'm happy to be trying something new since those other methods didn't work.

#12011-05-19 10:14:50

Ability to use computer to fill in info

#22019-11-09

Comfortable visit in a professional, reassuring, pleasant environment.

#32019-10-28

All was extraordinary, compared to most doctor's offices. However, the doctor's explanation of the condition was particularly outstanding.

#42011-09-28 14:40:16

Talking with the Physician

#52019-06-27

the service, and the timely manner i was seen

#62011-03-29 10:26:45

Having Alana accompany me from start to finish of the appt. It was comforting.

#72011-04-28 17:24:05

THE ATMOSPHERE IS LOVELY AND DR. RINGPFEIL IS VERY THOROUGH AND I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HER.

#82020-01-06

I found the office pleasant and staff, medical assistant, and doctor very friendly, yet very efficient, well-informed, professional, and knowledgeable. A very satisfying experience!

#92019-04-02

The office is beautiful and the Dr. and MA was very attentive

#102011-04-25 09:15:09

What can we do better?

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totally satisfied with everything

#12019-05-13

This was my first visit and although i was uncomfortable with my problem which was addressing I was truly happy with everything else.

#22011-07-28 15:11:23

My advice would be to continue doing exactly what you are presently doing. I had a very good first impression of Dr. Ringpfeil and the practice. Thank you.

#32011-02-07 10:50:14

maybe offering a bit more evaluation of options -that I haven't already thought of or asked about- for skin care and amelioration, as I am not certain what exists

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can't think of anything

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Everything is just great!

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I had requested an email for appointment purposes. Was never sent. Other than that - Excellent!

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Everything was wonderful

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I was more than pleased with my first visit; a very warm and professional office

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