Skin Cancer & Mohs Closure

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Mohs Surgery & Cosmetic Surgical Closure is a highly specialized procedure that effectively removes skin cancer, while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue and minimizing the appearance of scars.

 

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and has a high prevalence in sunny Texas.  Dr. Kerner deals with many cases of skin cancer and is highly experienced treating patients from biopsy to cure.

There are three major types of skin cancer: squamous cell, basal cell, and melanoma. The first two of these non-melanoma types of skin cancer can be treated with freezing, burning or chemical compounds if the lesions are small.

When lesions are larger, they are usually surgically excised. During excision, the edges of the removed tissue are checked under a microscope by a pathologist to be certain all cancer cells were removed.  The excision is then carefully closed with a scar designed to be as inconspicuous as possible on the skin.

Melanoma skin cancer is always treated with a wider excision and, in addition, removal of lymph nodes and chemotherapy may be necessary.  Dr. Kerner is very experienced in performing Mohs closures for patients with melanoma skin cancer.

In certain areas of the body such as the nose, lips or face; or in cases of recurrent skin cancers where the edges are indistinct, Dr. Kerner may involve a specialized dermatologist who will perform the Mohs surgery. (Need details about that…) After the cancer is removed by the Mohs surgeon, you will return to Dr. Kerner’s office for closure of the excision which will be performed in one of a variety of ways, depending on its size, depth and location.

Dr. Kerner’s office will coordinate with the Mohs surgeon, ensuring that the excision and cosmetic surgical closure procedures are performed on the same day.

 

Next Steps

Call 972-981-7144 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kerner, or email us.

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I’ve been very pleased with every experience

Dr. Kerner and her staff have been taking care of me and my youngest son for several years now. I've been very pleased with every experience in her office and from her staff (and considering I'm in the medical field and am extremely picky). I've had many skin cancers removed and had an allergic reaction to sutures and bandaids, but Dr. Kerner and her staff worked with me to find the materials that work for me instead against me. Dr. Kerner is well respected in the medical community and deservedly so. West Plano and Dallas have plastic surgeons on every corner and Dr. Kerner's is the one I want to be in.

Elizabeth W. | via Google Ratings

skin cancer and mohs closure plastic surgery plano tx
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2019-03-05T01:08:51+00:00

Elizabeth W. | via Google Ratings

Dr. Kerner and her staff have been taking care of me and my youngest son for several years now. I've been very pleased with every experience in her office and from her staff (and considering I'm in the medical field and am extremely picky). I've had many skin cancers removed and had an allergic reaction to sutures and bandaids, but Dr. Kerner and her staff worked with me to find the materials that work for me instead against me. Dr. Kerner is well respected in the medical community and deservedly so. West Plano and Dallas have plastic surgeons on every corner and Dr. Kerner's is the one I want to be in.

Dr. Kerner has been taking care of needs for my family for years.

When I had a basal cancer discovered on my face, she walked me through the entire process and took care of the final stages of cosmetic closure and healing. People can't believe I ever HAD a procedure, as there is virtually no discernible scar. I recently had some filler work done before my daughter's wedding, and Dr Kerner and staff helped me feel beautiful for the special day. Dr. Kerner always explains things thoroughly, and there is so much benefit from her years of experience. I love her low-key, friendly demeanor that is the perfect pairing to her surgical skill. I also love the atmosphere of the office. The team always takes time to make patients feel welcome, and there is an air of peace and calm among the entire staff. I agree with other evaluations stating that Jennifer is a wonderful face for the practice - gracious, friendly, super-knowledgeable, and helpful. Belinda and Sally are ideal medical staff - experienced and very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly, while again contributing to an environment that is very peaceful and relaxing. The entire team is the perfect combo for the types of procedures and services they provide. From the first moment to the last, you're getting the best there is! I would go nowhere else but to Dr. Elizabeth Kerner!

Megan S. | via Google Ratings

skin cancer and mohs closure plastic surgery plano tx
5.0
2019-03-05T01:00:04+00:00

Megan S. | via Google Ratings

When I had a basal cancer discovered on my face, she walked me through the entire process and took care of the final stages of cosmetic closure and healing. People can't believe I ever HAD a procedure, as there is virtually no discernible scar. I recently had some filler work done before my daughter's wedding, and Dr Kerner and staff helped me feel beautiful for the special day. Dr. Kerner always explains things thoroughly, and there is so much benefit from her years of experience. I love her low-key, friendly demeanor that is the perfect pairing to her surgical skill. I also love the atmosphere of the office. The team always takes time to make patients feel welcome, and there is an air of peace and calm among the entire staff. I agree with other evaluations stating that Jennifer is a wonderful face for the practice - gracious, friendly, super-knowledgeable, and helpful. Belinda and Sally are ideal medical staff - experienced and very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly, while again contributing to an environment that is very peaceful and relaxing. The entire team is the perfect combo for the types of procedures and services they provide. From the first moment to the last, you're getting the best there is! I would go nowhere else but to Dr. Elizabeth Kerner!
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