Skin cancer affects millions of people every year and is by far the most prevalent type of cancer. The majority of skin cancer cases can be treated effectively to stop the spread to other areas of the body if caught early. One of the best treatments for skin cancer is Mohs surgery, which we offer at HMS Plastic Surgery in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, area.
Mohs surgery was developed in the 1930s and has been used to treat many types of skin cancer. The method is often used when skin cancer occurs on the face or other areas where as much of the surrounding tissue as possible needs to be preserved. The surgery removes the cancer lesion, then layers surrounding the lesion. Each thin layer of skin and tissue removed is examined under a microscope for cancer cells. Layers, often dozens, are removed until no more cancer cells are present in the tissue.
While Mohs surgery is a very effective procedure, it is invasive and can damage the form and function of affected tissue, especially when skin cancer occurs on the face. Having an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon involved in the skin cancer surgery can ensure that the best methods are used to restore the aesthetics of the face, as well as the function of facial features.
Skin Cancer Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Harry Salinas is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive experience working with cancer patients. His original career path was to become an oncological surgeon, but he found the reconstructive aspect so fascinating and rewarding that he pursued that path instead. He is passionate about helping his cancer patients move on with their lives and has extensive expertise in cancer reconstructive plastic surgery. This includes facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery to remove skin cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer that needs to be removed with Mohs surgery, contact our team at HMS Plastic Surgery. We can book a Mohs surgery consultation with Dr. Harry Salinas to discuss reconstructive plastic surgery in conjunction with your skin cancer removal. Call our office in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL, area to schedule your appointment.