Mohs Reconstruction in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
A diagnosis of skin cancer may seem intimidating, but surgeons use a variety of techniques to remove the cancerous tissue. At times, though, the treatment leaves you with an open wound or malformed area of healing. Mohs surgery by board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, is offered to patients in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island to improve the appearance of the area where the skin cancer was removed.
What is Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
The techniques that are used to remove skin cancer focus on removing damaged tissue, and aesthetics are less often of concern. Skin cancer reconstruction is a type of plastic surgery that restores the area where the cancer was removed to give it a more natural appearance.
Dr. Baldenhofer specializes in Mohs reconstruction techniques for men and women who have been diagnosed with melanoma.
What are the Benefits of Mohs Reconstruction?
Traditional techniques for removing skin cancer require the surgeon to remove a significant amount of tissue. This may result in a large wound and significant scar. Mohs surgery involves removing layers of tissue that are examined under a microscope. The surgeon continues to remove slices of tissue until no cancer is detected. This allows the surgeon to remove the least amount of tissue possible.
Who is a Good Candidate for Mohs Reconstruction?
Mohs reconstruction can be performed in conjunction with the procedure to remove the skin cancer or at a later time. The main consideration is ensuring that all of the cancerous tissue has been removed prior to initiating reconstruction.
What Should I Expect from Mohs Reconstruction?
Mohs reconstruction is performed in two steps. The first step involves removing the cancerous tissue. Once the cancer has been removed, Dr. Baldenhofer works to close the wound in the best aesthetic manner possible. The procedure is performed in our certified in-house surgical suite.
Smaller wounds may be allowed to heal without surgical intervention, and medium wounds are typically closed with sutures that hold the sides of the wound in place. More extensive wounds require a combination of techniques to maintain a positive cosmetic appearance and ensure proper healing.
How Much Does Mohs Reconstruction Cost in Manhattan?
Mohs reconstruction may be covered by your medical insurance. We review your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses after the consultation with Dr. Baldenhofer. Your portion of the cost is expected at the time of the procedure. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. If making monthly payments assures that you can undergo Mohs reconstruction by Dr. Baldenhofer, we encourage you to apply for financing through CareCredit®.
When detected early, melanoma and other types of skin cancer can be safely and effectively removed via surgery. If you are concerned with the aesthetics of the healed wound, we recommend discussing your options with board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD. Patients in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island should contact us today to schedule a free personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.