The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Dermatologist for Your Mohs Surgery

If you’re dealing with skin cancer, you want a highly qualified provider on your team. When choosing a dermatologist to perform your Mohs surgery, certification by the American Board of Dermatology is important. At Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists, you’ll be in great hands with our Mohs surgery diplomate and board-certified dermatologists

A dermatology consultation of an elderly WomanWhat Happens During Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is the gold standard in skin cancer treatment, providing higher cure rates and lower recurrence rates for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. It’s also a skin-sparing procedure with excellent cosmetic outcomes in experienced hands. 

During your outpatient appointment, one of our board-certified dermatologists will create a precise map of cancerous cells and margins. Then, thin layers of cancerous tissue are shaved away and analyzed until only healthy tissue remains. Your provider will use a local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. The process, including any reconstructive repair, usually takes a few hours. Most patients bring a book to stay entertained while the removed cancerous tissue is examined.

Why Choose a Board-Certified Dermatologist?

Mohs surgery is an advanced procedure, so experience and knowledge matter to ensure the best clinical and cosmetic outcome. To become a board-certified dermatologist, your provider must complete an accredited dermatology residency and pass a rigorous exam. This indicates their expertise in diagnosing and treating the more than 3,000 hair, skin, and nail conditions dermatologists encounter. 

In addition to obtaining board certification, some providers like Dr. Eduardo Weiss have completed additional Mohs fellowship training, which involves studying more complex cases and reconstruction techniques. If you have skin cancer in a highly visible area like your face, neck, or hands, this additional training could provide even better aesthetic results.

Schedule Mohs Surgery With Our Board-Certified Dermatologists

If you’re looking for the right Mohs surgeon, board certification is a must. The skilled and welcoming board-certified dermatologists at Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists have extensive training and experience with skin cancer surgery. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the procedure. Call 954-961-1200 to book your Mohs surgery consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Pembroke Pines, Hallandale, Miramar, Doral, or Hollywood, Florida.

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