Dr. Iyengar has built a strong national reputation for his amazing eyelid reconstructions after skin cancer in the periocular area. As such, our practice is the choice most dermatologists in the city prefer when their own patients, or themselves, have a skin cancer around the eyelid. Mohs surgery is generally performed by dermatologists to clear the skin cancer in the periocular area and Dr. Iyengar is asked to reconstruct the eyelid. In some large groups, there is considerable pressure to keep all patients within the same healthcare system. This is done to keep the clinical revenue within the organization and patients end up seeing surgeons who are not eyelid specialists. This can result in a suboptimal outcome and challenging to fix.
If you have Scripps or Sharp insurance and are having Mohs surgery, asking for a referral to our boutique practice to coordinate the eyelid reconstruction means you are getting a board-certified, fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon who operates on eyelids everyday.