Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery – Friday Pop Quiz 9/16/2022
This patient calls the night before his Mohs surgery and is wondering whether he needs any antibiotics before his procedure tomorrow because he had knee replacements 3 months ago. Which of the following is the appropriate response? A. Advise him that he does not need any antibiotics B. Prescribe Cephalexin 2 gm PO x 1 an hour pre procedure C. Prescribe Clindamycin 600 mg PO x 1 an hou …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Interpolation Flaps
Interpolation Flaps
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the types of interpolation flaps. Interpolation flaps are tissue importation flaps, which are staged, with pedicle division occurring 2-3 weeks after the initial flap placement, with the following mnemonic: Play Like My Retro Turntable P=paramedian forehead flap Supratrochlear artery axial fap L= lip switch flap Aka Abbe flap …
How to Help Skin Cancer Patients Understand Mohs Surgery | The Experts Weigh In
Mohs surgery
by Allison Sit on
Explaining Mohs micrographic surgery to patients can be a challenge for Mohs surgeons and their staff. Yet patients may have an incomplete understanding of the surgery if they look to Internet videos – rather than to their Mohs surgeon – for answers to their Mohs questions. Most patient-oriented video resources do not comprehensively explain Mohs, according to the authors of a letter to the …
Most Patient-Oriented Video Resources Do Not Comprehensively Explain Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)
INTRODUCTION Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is increasingly utilized for treatment of skin cancer, however the technique used is markedly different than other surgical modalities.1,2 Explaining MMS to patients is difficult, and anxiety following a skin cancer diagnosis likely leads many to seek out additional resources to supplement their understanding.3,4 It is unclear how accurate and comp …
Choosing a Dermatology Office Location | Tips from the Experts
Dermatology Office
by Allison Sit on
Choosing an Office Location Dermatologists who choose to open their own practice have a lot of decisions to make, from selecting a city to choosing the type of office space. With a lease that runs 5 years, 10 years or even longer, these decisions can have long-term implications. I surveyed three dermatologists who have opened their own practices for their top tips on choosing an office locat …