Understanding Mohs Surgery


Dr. Jacobsen coordinates care with many dermatologists in Arizona the perform Mohs surgery for cutaneous cancers.  We coordinate at times to have the Mohs reconstructive surgery done on the same day as the reconstruction.  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 that he wished to have a fine reconstruction for you may call Dr. Jacobsen and we can arrange to have you reconstruction done oftentimes in the same day the her Mohs surgery is performed.
There are alternatives to Mohs surgery as well to Dr. Jacobsen offers to directly remove the cancer and reconstruct this in one operation as well.  We can coordinate with her dermatologist or your Mohs surgeon any time to make this reconstructive surgical procedure easy for you.  95% of his reconstructions can be done in the office under local anesthesia.  Dr. Jacobsen uses very small 32-gauge needle that makes injection of the numbing medicine, local anesthesia, tolerable for patients even with larger wounds.

Some patients require to go to the Hospital we can make this arrangement for you as well if you need or desire a light general anesthesia for you reconstruction.  Dr. Jacobsen assistant thousands of Mohs surgery defects all over the body but focusing mainly on the face.  If you are having Mohs surgery and you wish reconstruction, please call us and we can help you arrange a fine closure.Skin Cancers often removed by Mohs surgeons needs expert repair or reconstruction. These 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 these defects. These most frequently can be done in the office with local anesthesia.

Usually removal with a short office procedure is best for you. If the cancer is large or complicated it can be done in the operating room under anesthesia. But most can be done the same day as your Mohs surgery in Dr. Jacobsen’s office. Dr. Jacobsen uses dissolvable sutures and glue to seal the incisions so that your care after surgery is very easy. Ointments and creams are not necessary. No big dressings are needed.

We have a specific program to help you obtain the best scar result possible. Once the cancer is removed the wound must be closed as perfectly as possible to minimize your scar and maximize your function! Dr. Jacobsen can help you with your Mohs surgery wound. removal and a finely done repair of your skin.

Dr. Jacobsen can also provide a modified Mohs procedure in his office to remove your cancer if you do not have a Mohs surgeon you work with. Call us or email us with you Mohs surgery wound question and we will be happy to help you.

Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!

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Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.

Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2400 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
Fax: 602.279.1701
info@drjsoffice.com

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Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.

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