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5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery
Dr. Ratz has answered a couple of my questions not only promptly but elaborated on the reasons. This has been extremely helpful as I did not understand all the procedures or necessity of such. Thanks!
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship: Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic
Treatments offered at Dermatology Specialists of Georgia
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First: find a different doctor, one interested in you and not in his fee. Next, find a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon to remove your skin cancer.... READ MORE
Do I clean off the old ointment before applying new ointment around cotton ball and over the stitches?
You should follow your doctor's wound care instructions, which vary from doctor to doctor. I'm disappointed that your doctor used a skin graft in this... READ MORE
Mohs Surgery is used for treating tumors which spread contiguously. This type of spread is like the spread of roots from a plant and once a "root" is... READ MORE
Actinic Keratosis removed 1.5 years ago reoccurred and is skin cancer: Can I wait 6 weeks to have Mohs surgery?
Basal cell carcinoma, generally, is a slow growing tumor. So waiting for Mohs surgery to be performed is quite common. However, in rare cases, a basal... READ MORE
Two things make this scar noticeable. One is the color, the other is the shadow cast over the depressed area of the scar. To remedy the color, I would... READ MORE
Neosporin contains neomycin which is a very potent skin sensitizer, right up there with poison ivy. Now that you wound has healed, there is no need to... READ MORE
After looking at your photo, all I can think of saying is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". You are a very pretty young lady. Why would you want to... READ MORE
I require follow-up surgery upon melanoma diagnosis on scalp? Two Surgical options, I require recommendations please.
The margin used for the wide excision of melanoma is dependent on the depth of invasion of the tumor. The usual margins are 0.5cm for melanoma in situ... READ MORE
I've looked at various wound care techniques during my career and feel confident that I give my patients wound care instructions that simply work best... READ MORE
The eyes tell it all. With the redundant skin in your upper eyelids, an upper lid blepharoplasty would not only give you a refreshed look, but would... READ MORE
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