Mohs Surgery Elmira NY

If you have skin cancer, then your surgeon in Elmira will use a type of surgery called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is used to remove non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, or certain tumors.

Dawn Marie Heil
(607) 734-2067
445 E Water St
Elmira, NY
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Mark Stacy Anthony, MD
(607) 734-2067
445 E Water St
Elmira, NY
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital, Elmira, Ny
Group Practice: Southern Tier Plastic Surgery

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Douglas Robert Trzcinski, MD
(608) 262-6207
445 E Water St
Elmira, NY
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1997

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Francisco L Rilloraza
(570) 888-5858
1 Guthrie Sq
Sayre, PA
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Chris Thomas Davies, MD
(570) 882-2418
Sayre, PA
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dawn Marie Heil, MD
(607) 734-2067
445 E Water St
Elmira, NY
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mark S Anthony
(607) 734-2067
445 E Water St
Elmira, NY
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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David Lawrence McCorvey
(607) 936-9971
130 Centerway
Corning, NY
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Chris Thomas Davies
(570) 888-5858
1 Guthrie Sq
Sayre, PA
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Dawn Heil MD
(607) 734-2067
445 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY
 
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Mohs Surgery

If you have skin cancer, then your surgeon will use a type of surgery called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is used to remove non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, or certain tumors. This procedure relies on a highly specialized and controlled sequence of surgical tumor resection and pathological investigation. Your surgeon will mark the area of the tumor that he can see with the naked eye, and freeze the area to be removed with local anesthetic. The tissue is surgically removed, divided and marked with reference points.

Tissue specimens are labeled with different colored dyes that allow your surgeon to reference the tissue seen on microscopic slides directly back to you. If any tumor remains in the resection tissue, your surgeon knows that tumor is still in you. You will be returned to the operating room so that another thin segment of tissue can be removed. The resection site that has been previously marked, allows your surgeon to remove the remaining tumor roots.

Process

• Visible tumor is identified

• The tumor and surrounding skin are anesthetized

• Visible tumor is removed

• A thin lay of additional tissue is removed around the tumor site

• Skin and tissue are marked with dyes so that your surgeon can go back to the exact location if tumor roots remain in the thin layer

• The thin layer is examined microscopically

• Your surgeon examines and identifies any remaining cancer cells

If there is any tumor remaining:

• The marked sections and skin allow your surgeon to locate the tumor roots

• A second layer of tissue is removed

• Your surgeon examines the new layer with a microscope verifying any cancer cells

The procedure is repeated over and over again until no tumor cells remain in the microscopic sections and you are declared tumor free. Then reconstruction of the tumor site takes place if possible, but may require a second surgery.

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