Dr. Kathleen Herne is available to perform Mohs Surgery for patients in West Palm Beach with Skin Cancer.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, September 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Kathleen Herne performs Mohs Surgery in West Palm Beach to treat skin cancer. Mohs micrographic surgery is a microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. This procedure allows for the removal of a skin cancer with very narrow surgical margins and a high cure rate. Dr. Herne works with her patients to create a proper skin cancer treatment plan in West Palm Beach with Mohs Surgery.
"New treatments for skin cancer have been appearing and evolving rapidly in recent years. However, Mohs surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment, today, for treating skin cancer. It offers the highest potential for cure, even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method," said Dr. Kathleen Herne about Mohs surgery as a form of skin cancer treatment in West Palm Beach.
Developed by Dr. Fredrick Mohs in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has, with few refinements, come to be embraced over the past decade by dermatologists for treating a variety of skin cancers. Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatments for most types of skin cancer and is an extremely intricate procedure that requires time and patience for rewarding results.
The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached. Mohs surgery is unique and effective because of the way the removed tissue is microscopically examined, evaluating 100% of the surgical margins.
Typically, Dr. Kathleen Herne at Integrated Dermatology performs Mohs surgery as an outpatient procedure. Surgery will generally begin in the morning and is completed that same day, depending on the extent of the tumor and the amount of reconstruction that is necessary. Local anesthesia is often administered around the area of the tumor, as the patient is awake during the entire procedure.
Skin cancer can take on many variations and characteristics. Patients who experience any notable skin changes should contact Dr. Barry Kuttner and Dr. Kathleen Herne at Integrated Dermatology immediately. Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatments for most types of skin cancer and continues to be available at Integrated Dermatology.
For more information on Mohs surgery in West Palm Beach, or to schedule an appointment, patients can visit Integrated Dermatology's website at http://www.idwpb.com
About Integrated Dermatology: Owned and operated by Dr. Barry Kuttner, Integrated Dermatology is committed to providing patients with the best in quality dermatological care. A board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Kuttner is accompanied by board certified dermatologist Dr. Kathleen Herne and board certified physician assistant, Kristen Hafner providing the best in quality care available. Dr. Kuttner and his trusted team of specialists offer skin cancer treatment, Mohs surgery and acne treatment for quality care patients can trust.
Dr. Barry Kuttner
1840 Forest Hill Blvd, Ste 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33406