I was curious to whether or not a RN could perform MOHS surgery if the physician was on site?
Can a RN Perform MOHS Surgery?
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RNs and Mohs
Absolutely not. Mohs needs to and can only be performed by Mohs skin cancer surgeons. RNs are not surgeons and cannot have this licensing. If a physician's office is willing to do this, I would find another office immediately. It is against all medical ethics, not to mention insurance fraud!
A properly trained doctor should do Mohs surgery
A properly trained physician should do Mohs surgery and an RN doing the procedure is not appropriate.
No an RN doing MOHS is not appropriate
No, an RN doing MOHS is not approproate. This is a complex procedure that should only be performed by a board-certified dermatologist.
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Rn performing Mohs?
I don't think so!!!!!
It would however depend on your state medical laws, but I would never delegate this aspect of the procedure to a non-physician.