Mohs Surgery - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you remove Lipomas? I have one on my backside. What is the price range to remove something like this and is it something that is usually covered by insurance?
Lipomas can be excised. Their size and location determines whether they can be removed in the office or require the operating room. Excision of lipomas is typically submitted to insurance, as is the initial consultation before surgery and laboratory analysis of the lipoma after excision.