What is Mohs Surgery and how do Mohs surgeons work with oculoplastic surgeons?

In the United States, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common eyelid skin cancers that may be diagnosed by your dermatologist or ophthalmologist.   Mohs surgery in San Diego is best performed by a dermatologist with specialized training in this procedure that preserved normal tissue.  The dermatologist will remove the area where the biopsy was performed, check the edges, and remove it the area around the eyelid is clear of the tumor.  In San Diego, our oculoplastics practice performs the bulk of the eyelid reconstructions after this is performed. There are different options for eyelid reconstruction and the residual defect determines the surgical options for repair.  Modern techniques in eyelid reconstruction minimize scarring.  If you are diagnosed with a skin cancer in the upper face, you  ask to have an oculoplastic surgeon perform the reconstruction and an oculoplastic surgeon who performs eyelid reconstruction surgery regularly.

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A San Diego dermatologist seeing Dr. Iyengar for evaluation and surgical treatment of her own eyelids.