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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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Friendly, well educated

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I especially liked the friendliness of the staff and doctor. Also, this office is beautiful. I've never seen a doctor's office that compares with this one.

#22019-07-09

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#32019-10-19

The Dr. and assistant were both very professional and efficient. Everything was done quickly and smoothly. Also, patient and friendly with my 2 1/2 yr old. Thank you.

#42019-04-04

It is clearly evident taht Dr. Ringpfeil is genuinely motivated by listening to your full symptoms, issues and then selecting the approach that is best for you. I scheduled my appt with the hopes of undergoing pricey treatments. Rather than signing me up and taking my check, she insisted that we first address the cause of my problems. Obviously, her goal is to heal the patient, not simply select the treatments that would be most lucrative for her. Impressive.

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Everyone was knowledgeable and comfortable... clean, efficient, great!

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Excellent service, did not have to wait long to be seen!

#72019-03-29

everybody very pleasant - and the backgroud music was such a relief from the musical noise one usually hears in waiting rooms

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Doctor was very attentive and answered all questions/concerns.

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Very nice office, everyone was very friendly and helpful

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more relaxing music

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