A 30-year-old member asked:
Mohs surgery is the best way to treat skin cancers. what qualifies a doctor to be a mohs surgeon?
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Dr. M. Christine Leeanswered
Dermatology 30 years experience
ACMS members: It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery. All members and fellows of the acms are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms website: http://www.Mohscollege.Org/.
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somanianswered
Dermatology 21 years experience
ACMS Fellowship: The acms fellowship (www.Skincancermohssurgery.Org) established by dr. F. Mohs is acknowledged as the benchmark in mohs surgery training. Through an extensive application and interview process, only the most qualified physicians are selected by acms to participate in a fellowship program. Participants must undergo a rigorous 1-2 yr training program after completing a residency in dermatology.
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Dr. Travis Kidneranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
For Some: It is acceptable for squamous and basal cell carcinomas. I would advise against having moh's surgery for melanoma.
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Last updated Mar 7, 2015
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