Dr. Jacobsen coordinates care with many dermatologists in Arizona the perform Mohs surgery for cutaneous cancers. At times it is possible to have the Mohs surgery done on the same day as reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jacobsen’s office is quite open to seeing patients at the last minute for reconstruction. If you have a Mohs surgery planned to remove the cancer in a sensitive area and wish for a fine reconstruction for you may call Dr. Jacobsen and we can arrange to have your reconstruction scheduled, and often done on the same day as the Mohs surgery is performed.
Skin Cancers often removed by Mohs surgeons need expert repair or reconstruction. The wounds left by Mohs surgery can be large and sometimes frightful to patients. There are sophisticated geometric flaps and grafts that can be done to reconstruct and restore these defects. Dr. Jacobsen can help you with your Mohs surgery, and specializes in closing the wound as perfectly as possible. To minimize your recovery, any scarring and maximize your function!
95% of his reconstructions can be done in the office under local anesthesia. Dr. Jacobsen uses very small 32-gauge needle that makes the injection of the numbing medicine, local anesthesia, tolerable for patients. Even with larger wounds. Dr. Jacobsen can coordinate with your dermatologist or Mohs surgeon at any time. Making it easy for you to remove and reconstruct the area during one operation under his care.
Dr. Jacobsen assists in thousands of Mohs surgeries and defects all over the body but specializes mainly on areas of the face. If you are having Mohs surgery and you wish reconstruction, please call us and we can help you arrange a fine closure.
Some procedures will require patient care in a hospital setting if the cancer is large or complicated under anesthesia, but most can be done on the same day as your Mohs surgery here in office. Our office can make any hospital arrangements if you need or desire light general anesthesia during your procedure.
Dr. Jacobsen uses dissolvable sutures and glue to seal the incisions. Making your care after surgery very easy. Ointments and creams are not necessary, and no big dressings are needed. We have a specific program to help you obtain the best results possible and minimize any scarring.
In the case that you do not already have a Mohs surgeon you work with; Dr. Jacobsen can also provide a modified Mohs procedure in his office to aid in the removal your cancer. Call or email us with you Mohs surgery wound question and we will be happy to help you.