The Division of Dermatologic Surgery provides a complete range of dermatologic surgical services, performed in state-of-the-art surgical suites and utilizing some of the latest equipment available. Dermatologic Surgery encompasses a wide variety of methods to remove or modify skin tissue for health or cosmetic benefit. These methods provide high-quality, cost-effective skin surgery and include scalpel surgery, laser surgery, cryosurgery (liquid nitrogen), injection of filler substances, and Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for non-melanoma skin cancer. In most cases, skin problems requiring dermatologic surgery can be in an outpatient setting, usually under local anesthesia, with minimal pain, and low risk of complications.
Our nursing staff is experienced in dermatologic surgery and skin cancer and provides excellent patient care, support and education. Our surgical patients receive complete oral and written preoperative and postoperative instructions, as well as information about sun avoidance and protection.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized surgical procedure used to remove many types of skin cancer under local anesthesia. Initially developed by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, the Mohs procedure is a state-of-the-art treatment that has been continuously refined over 70 years. With the Mohs technique, physicians are able to see beyond the visible disease, to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor layer by layer while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. As the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, it provides the highest cure rate, the smallest possible defect, and the lowest chance of recurrence for high risk skin cancers.
More information on Mohs Micrographic Surgery can be found on our brochure.
If you would like to make an appointment or request more information please call our office at 212.305.3625.