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Teleos Plastic Surgery Max R. Lehfeldt, M.D., F.A.C.S. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Call: 888-96-DR-MAX

Skin Cancer Closures/MOHS Surgery

MOHS surgery was developed in 1938 by Frederic E. Mohs as a treatment process for skin cancer. During this procedure, tissue is removed and examined for cancer cells; this guides the surgeon as to where to remove tissue next. Some skin cancers are deceptively larger and more extensive under the skin than they may appear on the surface of the skin. For this reason, MOHS patients may have a larger wound following their tumor removal.

Basal cell carcinoma may come in many forms. It often begins as a small, pearly nodule.

Basal cell carcinoma may come in many forms. It often begins as a small, pearly nodule.

Squamous cell carsinoma may begin as a red, scaly patch, a group of crusted nodules, or a sore that doesn't heal.

Squamous cell carsinoma may begin as a red, scaly patch, a group of crusted nodules, or a sore that doesn’t heal.

Malignant melanoma is often asymmetrical, with blurred or ragged edges and mottled colors.

Malignant melanoma is often asymmetrical, with blurred or ragged edges and mottled colors.

Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Max Lehfeldt, does not perform MOHS surgery. Patients will be referred by their dermatologist to Dr. Lehfeldt as he has extensive experience with MOHS wound reconstruction and closure. Dr. Lehfeldt works with numerous MOHS surgeons to help correct and repair the resulting skin cancer defects.

Dr. Lehfeldt will discuss your treatment with your dermatologist or referring MOHS surgeon. He will then meet with you, examine your wound, and formulate a plan with you. The plan may include grafting (harvesting of skin from another site on your body) and/or flap closure.

Small skin cancers can often be excised quickly and easily in the physician's office.

Small skin cancers can often be excised quickly and easily in the physician’s office.

Simple excision usually leaves a thin barely visible scar.

Simple excision usually leaves a thin barely visible scar.

A bone/soft tissue flap is used to reconstruct the nose following skin cancer excision.

A bone/soft tissue flap is used to reconstruct the nose following skin cancer excision.

The incision lines of the flap are hidden within the natural creases of the nose and face.

The incision lines of the flap are hidden within the natural creases of the nose and face.

Call today 888.96.DR.MAX (888.963.7629) or email to make your appointment with Dr. Lehfeldt! This procedure is covered by insurance, so your consultation and surgery will be billed accordingly.