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

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How long does it take to recover from Mohs surgery?

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

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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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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...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

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more

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Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Generally yes: Depends on diagnosis that led to the surgery, and status of health and length of remaining intestine. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Moh's Surgery: Could someone who had this done have the cancer return or it usually disappears?

Moh's Surgery: Could someone who had this done have the cancer return or it usually disappears?

Rare to return: Mohs paste is an arsenical used to treat large relatively low grade skin cancers such as basal Ca. After the paste is applied and the area of involvement resected, biopsies of peripheral margins taken to see if procedure complete. Frequently reapplication occurs until clean. If later recurrence develops procedure can be repeated or Electron beam RT can be used. ...Read more

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Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! if so what kind will help with this.

Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! if so what kind will help with this.

Tricky question: pars defects can often be asymptomatic incidental findings differential injections for diagnostic purposes are critical to confirm the pain generator while fusions can be done success for reducing axial back pain is limited careful consideration is required ...Read more

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When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What kind of doctor performs Mohs surgery?

What kind of doctor performs Mohs surgery?

Dermatologist: Mohs paste is a form of topical therapy used in treating more advanced forms of skin tumors such as basal and squamous Ca's. If the lesion is spread out and difficult to resect or not responsive to Efudex Mohs, an arsenical paste is applied with margins then biopsied to assure inclusion in resection sitr ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Too old to see?: Age does not determine the necessity for eye surgery but does impact the outcome. Always balance potential benefit of proposed surgery and risks with age being only one of those factors. Frank discussion with doctor and family should help find common ground. ...Read more

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