Mohs surgery is a minimally invasive, outpatient technique used to remove certain types of skin cancer. As with many types of surgery, skin removal surgery does have the potential to cause scarring. For this reason, your surgeon may recommend you undergo reconstructive surgery after your Mohs surgical procedure.
At University of Miami Health System, our multidisciplinary team works together to achieve the best possible outcome for your skin cancer treatment. Depending on where on your body your Mohs surgery was performed, a variety of subspecialty surgeons may be involved in your reconstructive surgery, including facial plastic surgeons.
Who is a Candidate?
If you have undergone or will undergo Mohs surgery, you may be a candidate for reconstruction surgery. Speak with your Mohs surgeon about whether such a procedure may be necessary for you.
What to Expect
In some cases, the reconstructive procedure will be completed immediately after your Mohs surgery. Other times, you may need to return some time later for the reconstruction. The exact reconstructive procedure you’ll undergo depends on the extent of your Mohs surgery and how much cancerous tissue was removed. You may need simple stitches to help your wound heal properly, or you may require a more extensive procedure to help the surgical site heal as optimally as possible.
Why Choose UHealth?
Ranked No. 28 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the team’s dedication to excellence in research patient care and outcomes. Surgeons, audiologists, biomedical engineers, speech pathologists, researchers, and psychologists collaborate with many research programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to deliver the best possible multidisciplinary care to pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat patients.
World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.
World-class leaders in treating skin cancer. University of Miami Health System is recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating various types of skin cancer. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide superior, personalized treatments for Mohs and reconstructive surgery