Conventional surgical removal of skin cancers consists of taking wider margins without knowing whether or not the margins are clear. With Mohs surgery, complete removal of skin cancer approaches 99% and has the lowest rate of recurrence as compared with other modalities used to treat skin cancer. In most cases, after the skin cancer is completely removed, the defect created from the surgery will require closure or reconstruction. Dr. Saini will design and carry out an appropriate repair that will maximize the best cosmetic outcome and minimize the scar. The vast majority of repairs are done the same day in the office following Mohs surgery. If more advanced reconstruction is required, you will be referred to one of several premier facial plastic reconstructive surgeons that our office has had a professional relationship with for decades.
Dr. Ritu Saini is specially trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the direction of world-renowned Mohs surgeon Dr. Perry Robins, Professor Emeritus of New York University Department of Dermatology.