Feinstein Blog what to expect after mohs

Mohs surgery is a highly specialized technique for treating skin cancer. Board Certified Dermatologist, and Mohs surgeon, Dr. Brian Feinstein performs this treatment at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach, FL. If you need to know more about Mohs surgery, talk with our local experts.

How Mohs Surgery Can Help You

During Mohs surgery, Dr. Feinstein removes thin layers of tissue, one layer at a time. These layers are then examined under a special microscope to determine if any cancer remains. This procedure continues until only cancer-free tissue remains.

Mohs surgery stands out for its exceptional effectiveness in assessing the surrounding tissue of cancer compared to conventional skin cancer surgery methods. This thorough approach has led it to be regarded as the gold standard treatment for high-risk skin cancers, and has a 99% success rate.

About Our Mohs Surgery Specialist

Dr. Brian Feinstein is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon who has performed over 10,000 Mohs cases in the last decade. He is a specialist in Mohs surgery, skin cancer detection, and skin cancer treatment.

Dr. Feinstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is also a member of the medical staff at Delray Medical Center. Dr. Feinstein has also earned the Patients’ Choice Award for five consecutive years.

So, why choose Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery for Mohs treatment? When you choose Dr. Feinstein for your Mohs treatment, you can count on:

  • Highly skilled, expert dermatology care
  • Individualized service, dedicated to excellent treatment
  • An experienced Mohs provider who cares about you

What can Mohs surgery treat? Mohs surgery is an effective treatment for a variety of skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Mohs technique is also useful in the treatment of skin conditions in sensitive or highly visible areas of the face and neck. Mohs surgery can provide excellent results while preserving your appearance as much as possible.

Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery

With both a Board-Certified Mohs surgeon and Board-Certified Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon onsite, Feinstein Dermatology ensures optimal outcomes, combining expertise and artistry for the best possible results. Following Mohs surgery, this collaborative approach extends to meticulous reconstruction, where our skilled team works to restore both the health and aesthetics of the treated area.

Does Mohs Surgery Take Long?

Mohs Surgery typically takes a few hours, although the exact duration can vary depending on the size and complexity of the skin cancer. The procedure meticulously removes cancerous tissue layers and examines them under a microscope in real time. The advantage of this technique is that it allows the surgeon to precisely target the affected areas while preserving healthy tissue, contributing to a higher cure rate.

Is Mohs Surgery Painful?

Mohs Surgery uses local anesthesia, ensuring you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Our provider numbs the area, making the surgery comfortable and tolerable. After the procedure, some patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising, which is manageable with over-the-counter pain medication and following the post-operative care instructions provided by our Mohs surgeon.

How Effective Is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs Surgery has an exceptionally high success rate, typically exceeding 95% for skin cancer treatment, such as basal and squamous cell carcinomas. This surgical technique provides a precise microscopic examination of the removed tissue, enabling our surgeon to verify the removal of all cancer cells before completing the procedure.

Mohs surgery is an excellent option for most types of skin cancer. It is effective in treating skin cancer occurring in sensitive, highly visible areas like the face, head, and neck.

Want To Learn More?

To find out more about the benefits of Mohs surgery and what to expect from Mohs treatment, call Dr. Feinstein and the local providers at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach, FL. You can reach them in the office by calling (561) 692-6422 or toll-free at (888) 357-DERM. Contact us today.