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

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Training

Physicians who perform moh's surgery should have special training in how to perform the procedure.
Ask your doctor for his qualifications.

In brief: Training

Physicians who perform moh's surgery should have special training in how to perform the procedure.
Ask your doctor for his qualifications.
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Link to American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS): http://www.mohscollege.org/
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ACMS Fellowship

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/.

In brief: ACMS Fellowship

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/.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gold standard?

I disagree that it is the gold standard.
I would never advise a melanoma patient to have moh's surgery.

In brief: Gold standard?

I disagree that it is the gold standard.
I would never advise a melanoma patient to have moh's surgery.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
It is the gold standard for treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. It is not the standard treatment for melanoma. Melanoma is treated usually with wide-excision with margins determined by the depth of the tumor (Breslow and Clark levels).
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fellowship training

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.

In brief: Fellowship training

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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