Lagrange Dermatologist
2320 Double Churches Rd., Ste. B
Lagrange, Georgia 30240 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

So informative & helpful - Lagrange, GA

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!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ratz has hospital affiliations at University of Cincinnati; Cleveland Clinic; Ochsner Clinic; Medical College of Georgia.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship: Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic

Treatments offered at Dermatology Specialists of Georgia

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How serious should I take basal cell cancer removed from my nose?

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

Why would a wide incision surgery be used on Melanoma versus Mohs surgery?

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

Can my post-Mohs surgery scar be improved? (photos)

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

Vaseline or Neosporin, 4 weeks after MOH'S removal?

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

What could I do to improve my looks? (Photo)

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

Moh's surgery: How should I take care of my wound? 2 months post-op. (Photos)

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

Contemplating Botox and fillers. Suggestions? 47 years old. (photos)

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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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.