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Mohs Micrographic Surgery may have higher survival for invasive Melanomas on the Head and Neck

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, patients who were treated with Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery had a higher 5-year survival rate than those treated with excision.

Despite this, many insurance carriers do not view Mohs’ surgery as “medically necessary” for the treatment of these tumors.

About the Author
Is an Ivy-League trained physician and surgeon who is a board-certified Dermatologist & Mohs' Surgeon. Aside from having training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Dr. Bader completed a fully accredited fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He moved to South Florida in June 1999. Shortly thereafter, he formed R.S.B. Dermatology in Deerfield Beach, FL.