We found 4 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Saint Louis Park, MN.

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Dr. Robyn Friedman Friedman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard; Dermatology Department
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Robyn Wetter specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of reconstructive surgery and skin cancer. Dr. Wetter is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Wetter has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer

Dr. Dane Robert Christensen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard; Dermatology Department
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Dane Christensen's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Christensen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Christensen has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery

Dr. Amanda Joy Tschetter, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
516 Delaware Street Se Pwb; Ste 4-240
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Amanda Tschetter practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tschetter include basal cell carcinoma, cosmetic skin treatment, and melanoma. She is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care and the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians). Dr. Tschetter studied medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Tschetter takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Theresa Ray's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park. Dr. Ray attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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What is MOHS-Micrographic Surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical treatment for skin cancer that was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s. It is the most effective technique for removing the most common types of skin cancer. For the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs has a 98-99% cure rate. The remarkable thing about Mohs is that it manages to be extremely good at removing all of the cancer cells while at the same time leaving behind most of the healthy tissue, so there is a smaller wound. This makes the procedure safer, speeds up the the recovery time, and minimizes scarring.

During Mohs surgery, skin around the cancer site is mapped out and removed in thin layers. Then each layer is examined under a microscope for cancer cells, while the surgery is in progress. If cancer cells are detected, the surgery continues and another layer is removed. If the skin is clear, the surgery can be stopped. This eliminates the guesswork for surgeons. There is no need to estimate the borders or roots of the cancer and no need to remove a margin of healthy tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

Even though Mohs has a high cure rate, is safer than other treatments, and takes less tissue, not every skin cancer is treated with Mohs. First, Mohs takes quite a bit longer than traditional surgery because each layer of skin must be carefully cut, prepped, and examined. It is also more expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. In addition, for smaller or less aggressive cancers that are easier to treat, the cure rate for non-Mohs treatments is close to that of Mohs; thus, the extra time and cost of Mohs might not be justified. Other kinds of skin cancer, such as melanoma, are hard to see under a microscope. Since melanoma is so dangerous, Mohs has traditionally not been used to treat it, as there is too much risk for missed cancer cells being left behind in the body. However, recent developments in stains (which make cancer cells more visible under a microscope) may change the role of Mohs in melanoma treatment.

Mohs microsurgery has changed the way doctors treat skin cancer in the past 80 years, and it continues to gain in popularity as it increases the effectiveness and safety of skin cancer treatment.
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