Skin cancer affects millions of people every year in the U.S. While most skin cancer can be treated with minimally-invasive procedures to remove skin lesions, more invasive growths may require surgical removal. Mohs surgery is one of the most effective options for skin cancer treatment, but it can remove substantial skin and tissue. At pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center, we offer Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction at our facility in Toledo, OH.
Mohs surgery is a precise surgery used to remove all the cancer cells from a cancerous skin growth to stop the spread to other areas of the body. During the surgery, the main growth is removed, then layers of skin and tissue are removed and inspected under a microscope. Layers are removed until there are no cancer cells found, ensuring all the cancer is removed.
While Mohs surgery is very efficient at removing skin cancer, when it occurs on the face or neck, it can be disfiguring. A large hole in the skin and tissue can be left behind once all the layers are removed. Reconstructive surgery can provide tissue and skin grafting to restore the appearance of the area where the Mohs surgery took place.
Skin Cancer Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Peter Koltz is a highly experienced, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can perform Mohs surgery reconstruction. He has worked with dermatologists and other physicians to accomplish skin cancer removal and reconstruction for many patients with skin cancer. While Mohs surgery can be performed by many surgeons and dermatologists, they may not have the skills to restore a natural appearance to the affected facial features, skin and tissue. Dr. Koltz can perform reconstructive plastic surgery to restore noses, eyelids, cheeks, ears and other facial areas disfigured by Mohs surgery.
When you are diagnosed with skin cancer and need Mohs surgery on your face or neck, you want a talented plastic and reconstructive surgeon on your side. Contact our team at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center to schedule a Mohs surgery consultation. We can book your appointment with Dr. Koltz to discuss your surgery and possible reconstruction to restore your facial appearance.