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Mohs Surgery: Before & After Photos

Surgeries performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Andrew J. Kaufman, Thousand Oaks, CA

Patient Case #4581

This 68 year-old man was referred by his primary care physician in Camarillo for treatment of a basal cell carcinoma on the alar sill of the left upper lip. The skin cancer had been present for five years before he sought treatment.

The patient required two stages of Mohs micrographic surgery to clear the skin cancer, and the defect after removal of the skin cancer was 2.5 x 1.8 cm. The “stages” in Mohs surgery are the number of times that the surgeon removes a tiny margin of tissue around the obvious skin cancer. The Mohs surgeon starts with a narrower margin than is used with standard excision or frozen section surgery. As a result, by tracing out the roots of the skin cancer stage by stage the cure rate is higher and the surrounding normal healthy tissue is preserved.

An island pedicle advancement flap was designed to reconstruct the alar sill. This repair prevented blunting of this area connecting the upper lip, nose and cheek.

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Thomas M.

My treatment was several hours in duration. The care was provided by Samantha and Dr. Yasmeen Kabir. Both were professional, personable, and gave excellent care. I was completely satisfied. READ MORE

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A.C.

Dr. Kaufman was outstanding! So professional and reassuring. The nurses were so kind! I had BCC removed through Mohs surgery. I have seen doctors around the world and this was the best medical experience I have ever had. READ MORE

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Cengen

Dr. Kaufman and his crew were awesome. I felt comfortable during surgery, and the nurses were amazing. Dr. Kaufman is intelligent, highly skilled, attentive to details, and his dry sense of humor is funny. READ MORE

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    Dr. Andrew Kaufman, MD, FACP

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    Yasmeen Kabir, MD

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