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Mohs Surgery Specialist

Jennifer A Baron, M.D. -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Jennifer A Baron, M.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon located in The Rose Garden, San Jose, CA

Mohs surgery is one of the most effective methods of treating skin cancer. At her office in San Jose, California, board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Jennifer Baron, MD, offers comprehensive care for different types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinomas. Dr. Baron customizes your surgical plan to remove all evidence of skin cancer and ensure your wounds heal without noticeable scars or other complications. If you need treatment for skin cancer, schedule a Mohs surgery consultation online or by calling the office today.

Mohs Surgery Q & A

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery is a method of removing skin cancers like basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. This procedure offers a high cure rate and is the gold standard treatment for skin cancer that develops on delicate areas of the body, such as:

  • Lips
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Hands
  • Eyelids
  • Genitalia

During Mohs surgery, Dr. Baron removes layers of skin tissue with a scalpel. She then examines the tissue sample under a microscope in her in-office lab to determine if cancer is present.

If she detects any cancerous cells, Dr. Baron continues to remove layers of skin and evaluate them until no cancer cells remain.

Dr. Baron is highly skilled in performing Mohs surgery. She completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and is an active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

What are the benefits of Mohs surgery?

By removing layers of skin tissue until the area is free of cancerous cells, Dr. Baron is able to treat your cancer without damaging surrounding tissue.

The high level of precision Dr. Baron uses during Mohs surgery ensures that she can remove all cancerous tissue during the same procedure without the risk of noticeable scars.

She is able to repeat the process as many times as is necessary to remove all cancer cells while you wait.

How long does it take to recover from Mohs surgery?

Depending on the location and the depth of the wound following the removal of the skin cancer, it can take four to six weeks for the wound to heal completely.

Dr. Baron may allow the wound to remain open and heal naturally, or she may close larger wounds with stitches. In some cases, Dr. Baron may need to perform reconstructive surgery by moving the surrounding tissue into the wound or applying a skin graft to minimize scar risks.

You need to care for your wound daily as you heal. Dr. Baron provides you with the resources you need to prevent infection and ensure the wound heals fully. She can also recommend sunscreens and other skin care products to prevent the return of skin cancer.

If you’re looking for a board-certified Mohs surgeon to treat your skin cancer, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office of Jennifer Baron, MD, today.

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