Mohs Surgery Reconstruction in Tampa Bay
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, Mohs surgery can help you eliminate cancer with minimal damage to the skin. Dr. Mohadjer works with local Mohs dermatologists to repair the residual defects. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay offers Mohs surgery reconstruction to the men and women living in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the many others who travel to us for Dr. Mohadjer’s expert services.
What is Mohs Surgery Reconstruction?
Mohs surgery is an advanced skin cancer treatment that offers high success rates with minimal damage to the skin. Unlike most skin cancer treatments, which damage large amounts of skin to eliminate cancer, Mohs surgery involves the precise removal of the affected skin tissue without harming the nearby areas.
The cancerous tissue is inspected throughout treatment, ensuring that every cancerous cell is removed. There are many benefits to using Mohs surgery for skin cancer, including:
- High success rates
- Less scarring and long-term skin damage
- Less downtime
Mohs surgery is performed by specialized dermatologists, who work closely with Dr. Mohadjer to offer the best results for their patients. If a skin cancer is removed near the eye or the tear ducts, Dr. Mohadjer is the most appropriate and ideal surgeon to repair the defects to ensure that you have an eyelid that functions appropriately to protect the eye and preserve vision, while giving you the best possible cosmetic result.
Am I A Good Candidate for Mohs Surgery Reconstruction Treatment?
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer and would like to minimize the long-term effects that treatment can have on the skin, you may be a good candidate for Mohs surgery and subsequent reconstruction surgery by Dr. Mohadjer. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these services is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, Dr. Mohadjer will examine your eyes, biopsy the questionable areas as necessary, and assess your condition in order to determine if Mohs surgery is a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment and reconstruction or find a suitable alternative.
What is the Mohs Surgery Reconstruction Treatment Like?
Mohs surgery is performed by a Mohs surgeon that works closely with Dr. Mohadjer. Afterwards, Dr. Mohadjer assesses the defect and repairs it using techiques that may include direct closures, flaps, grafts, and possibly tear duct reconstruction if the tear ducts have been involved. This procedure is generally performed with local, IV, or (rarely) general anesthesia for the patient’s comfort.
What is the Mohs Surgery Reconstruction Recovery Process Like?
The recovery for Mohs surgery reconstruction treatments will vary depending on the size and location of the treatment area, as well as the extent of the skin cancer infection. In most cases, patients will be able to return to their usual activities within a week or two of treatment. However, you will also need to take special care of the treatment area in order to ensure it heals properly. This may include the use of particular cleansers, moisturizers, and other medications.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Mohs Surgery Reconstruction?
After Mohs surgery reconstruction, you can expect skin cancer to be eliminated from the body with minimal damage to the skin. It is difficult to completely eliminate scarring and related skin damage, but Mohs surgery produces the best results possible among the treatment techniques that are available. These results will also vary depending on the initial skin cancer diagnosis and the extent of treatment performed.
To learn more about Mohs surgery reconstruction or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mohadjer, contact us today. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay is proud to offer this treatment to the residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, FL and the world.