What is Mohs Reconstruction?
Cancer can be a frightening word, but for people who are diagnosed with skin cancer, Mohs surgery might be the solution. This process involves removing layers of skin until cancerous cells are no longer detected. Unfortunately, this can leave extensive scarring and other skin irregularities. Following Mohs surgery, Mohs reconstruction can take place at Cherry Creek Face and Skin. Dr. Raj TerKonda is extensively trained in reconstruction after the Mohs approach and works to help restore skin for the most natural-looking results. Call our Denver, CO location now to set up a consultation.
"Dr. Terkonda is thorough, empathetic, and respectful. He truly cares about his patients and their well-being. It is not often that you are able to find a Doctor like him these days. The staff members are also welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Terkonda and his amazing team always make each visit an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!"- S.W. / Yelp / Jan 17, 2022
"Thank you Dr. Terkonda! I went in for a chin implant because I inherited my mothers weak chin. Dr. Terkonda and I had a good discussion about the symmetry of my face specifically that I have a round face and the result I was looking for was a more angular masculine jaw line. He explained the difference between a chin implant and genioplasty.He explained how genioplasty would actually pull the muscles attached to the bone in my chin forward and give my face a slightly more angular look. Because of my round face he also performed lipo under my chin and buccal fat removal. It’s been 6 weeks and I am extremely pleased with the results. The recovery was just as he explained, I was out of work only a couple of days and the majority of the swelling was gone in 10 days."- R. / Healthgrades / Jun 18, 2021
"Dr. Terkonda is a wonderful doctor! I saw him for sleep apnea and recurrent sinus infections. He was very thorough, compassionate and wanted to get to the root of my issues. "- J. / Healthgrades / Jun 05, 2021
"Doctor Terkonda was absolutely excellent in his diagnosis, treatment options explanation, and surgery. Where as I could not breath before because the side of my nose had been crushed from an assault, I can breath well now! Insurance I used at the time was Blue Cross.Dr Terkonda has a great bedside manner, and really cared about me and my outcome. His surgical skills were awesome performing a septoplasty, turbinate reductions, in addition to other items in the same visit. Make sure to consult with this doctor if you need help with your nose and sinuses for breathing, have suffered traumatic injury, or would like cosmetic surgery. The doctor did top-notch care and work from beginning to end."- A. / Healthgrades / May 03, 2021
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How is Mohs Reconstruction performed?
The Mohs surgery procedure is mainly employed to deal with the two most prevalent forms of skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, as well as a wide variety of other skin cancer subtypes. During the surgery, your surgeon will generally use local anesthetics to numb the affected area before incisions are made for removal. The excised layer is suspended, processed, and then analyzed under the microscope. When extra cancer follicles are detected, they are marked with the corresponding map and the process is repeated. The method continues until a clean layer with no remaining cancer is reached. Following the surgery, Dr. TerKonda can begin the reconstruction process to ensure the best healing with the most natural result. Dr. TerKonda and his team will also provide instructions for proper wound care following surgery to ensure you experience maximum healing.
Mohs reconstruction FAQs
Will I have a scar after Mohs reconstruction?
Most moles are removed with very small incisions at Cherry Creek Face and Skin. However, it is possible that you will have a scar if the mole was large or if there were other factors at play that made removal more difficult. Our team can provide instructions about caring for the incision site to reduce the appearance of future scarring.
Is Mohs reconstruction painful?
Dr. TerKonda uses local anesthetics before surgery to reduce any discomfort during the procedure. Depending on the location of the incision site, there may be some mild discomfort afterward, which can be reduced with over-the-counter pain medication. Our patients can also benefit from cooling compresses, which may reduce mild swelling and bruising.
Is Mohs reconstruction covered by my insurance?
Insurance companies may or may not cover Mohs procedures. Our administrative staff in Denver, CO, can help you check with your specific carrier and provide information about financing before the procedure. We hope to make treatments as affordable as possible for our patients.
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When facing a skin cancer diagnosis, it's essential to do your research and locate a trained Mohs surgeon who is an ideal match for your own expectations and needs. Success rates of this process are directly connected to your physician's ability and experience. To learn more about the expertise, training, and personal success rates of Dr. TerKonda, contact Cherry Creek Face and Skin now and schedule an appointment.