What is a Mohs Surgeon?
A Mohs surgeon is a dermatologist who has completed additional training in the surgical treatment of skin cancer.
Mohs surgery is a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. It requires surgically removing the skin cancer and performing microscopic examination of the surgical margins during the procedure to ensure that all skin cancer cells have been removed.
A Mohs surgeon must be adept at the various surgical techniques required to remove skin cancer from various locations, such as the nose, ear, lips and face. In addition, the Mohs surgeon must be capable of accurately diagnosing the skin cancer cells under a microscope.
In order to become a Mohs surgeon, the dermatologist undergoes specialized training during and after his or her dermatology residency. Mohs surgery training includes challenging medical education courses with an emphasis on Mohs surgery, observational preceptorship training with other highly-experienced Mohs surgeons, and formal Mohs fellowships.
At My Skin Dermatology Dr. Kechichian specializes in all areas of medical dermatology for adults and children, including skin cancer prevention and treatment. He is a top rated dermatologist and adept at the various surgical techniques required to remove skin cancer from various locations, and to close the wound with optimal cosmetic outcome.
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