BOYNTON BEACH, FL, March 26, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- New treatments for skin cancer are 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.
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. For Boynton Beach patients, 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.
At Integrated Dermatology, patients in Boynton Beach learn the Mohs surgery 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. Some advantages of Mohs surgery include:
- Ensuring complete cancer removal during surgery, virtually eliminating the chance of the cancer growing back
- Minimizing the amount of healthy tissue lost
- Maximizing the functional and cosmetic outcome resulting from surgery
- Repairing the site of the cancer the same day the cancer is removed, in most cases
- Curing skin cancer when other methods have failed
Typically, Mohs surgery is performed in Boynton Beach as an outpatient procedure at Integrated Dermatology. 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 the dermatologists in Boynton Beach about Mohs Surgery at Integrated Dermatology. Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatments for most types of skin cancer. By talking to the dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology patients can learn more information on their options.
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 acne treatment, Mohs surgery and skin cancer treatment for quality care patients can trust.
Dr. Barry Kuttner
1000 North Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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