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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the mohs micrographic surgery?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the mohs micrographic surgery?

Possibly: Many physicians will prescribe anti-anxiety medication to take prior to a procedure. This should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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What types of skin cancer does mohs micrographic surgery remove?

What types of skin cancer does mohs micrographic surgery remove?

BCC & SCCA: Basal cells (bcc) and squamous cell (scca) are the two most common skin cancers treated with moh's. As these are the most common types of skin cancer, that works out very well. Moh's surgery is helpful to minimize the size of the defect (yet still effect a cure) in areas where tissue conservation is important, like the face. It is more expensive, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Mohs micrographic surgery is the gold standard for treating skin cancers. What qualifies a doctor to

Mohs micrographic surgery is the gold standard for treating skin cancers. What qualifies a doctor to

Fellowship training : While all dermatologists receive training in their residency in mohs surgery, physicians who are certified by the american colleage of mohs surgery received an additional 1-2 years of post residenct training in which they specialized in this technique. During their fellowship, mohs surgeons perform on average 1000 skin cancer surgery and similar number of complex reconstruction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mohs surgery?

What is the definition or description of: mohs surgery?

100% Margin Examined: Mohs surgery is a skin cancer surgery technique that allows 100% evaluation of the tumor margins (edges & depth). It involves 3 steps: 1. Tumor removal 2. Pathological evaluation 3. Reconstructive surgery. The three steps are often done by one physician who can do all three steps in the office on the same day (most of the time). It is done almost exclusively by dermatologists. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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What risks and complications are associated with Mohs surgery?

What risks and complications are associated with Mohs surgery?

Minimal: The Mohs procedure itself has few complications. Occasionally a wound infection and rarely, significant bleeding. But the procedure often takes a while (local anesthesia) and may leave a cosmetic defect that requires a complicated procedure to reconstruct. (But it has a very HIGH rate of total removal of the skin cancer) ...Read more

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What is Mohs surgery?

What is Mohs surgery?

SurgeryForSkinCancer: It is a special and precise surgical technique in which layers of skin cancer tissues are removed and examined under magnification and usually continued until the entire cancer tissues are removed. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How long does it take to recover from Mohs surgery?

Mohs Recovery: Mohs is a specific way to remove skin cancer. Recovery depends on the size of the tumor, and how the area is closed. If the area is small, direct closure heals the fastest, followed by flaps, grafts and allowing the area to heal with sound care. Be certain to ask your dermatologist about the options, and if a plastic surgeon should get involved for your closure. Good luck and don't delay, ...Read more