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Living in South Florida, we all have a high risk of excessive
sun exposure. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet rays change the
skin, causing wrinkles, brown spots and, more importantly,
increasing the risk for a variety of skin cancers to develop.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most effective and advanced
treatment for skin cancer today, with cure rates up to 99%. This
procedure is a precise method of tumor removal in which the
physician serves as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive
surgeon. The procedure was developed by Frederic Mohs, M.D.,
in the 1930s and has been refined throughout the years. It
relies on surgically removing the cancer in stages, one tissue
layer at a time, and examining the tissue with a microscope to
trace and ensure removal of the skin cancer. Mohs Surgery is so
unique and effective because of the way in which the surgically
removed tissue is examined, evaluating 100% of the margins.
The advantage of this type of surgery is that it ensures complete
cancer removal, while minimizing the amount of healthy tissue
loss. This reduces any chance of cancer regrowth and lessens the
potential for scarring or disfigurement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. T.J. Giuffrida is
currently the Director of the
Dermatology & Skin Cancer
Center in Coral Gables. He’s a
and distinguished by being
one of the few Fellowship-
Trained Mohs Surgeons in
34 OUR BIGGEST STAR
The sun provides us with the light we need to survive and aides in
energizing that skip in our step, but if we don’t learn early on how to
protect ourselves from its intense rays, our skin ultimately pays the price.
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ROSY & SUNKISSED
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