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Of the many skin cancer treatments available, Mohs micrographic surgery is the most precise, with the highest cure rate and least cosmetic damage. It is among the most sophisticated and complex skin surgeries, requiring extensive training and a high skill level. Dr. Ostad is among New York’s top Mohs surgeons, known for exceptional results and artisan aesthetic outcomes. He was fellowship-trained at UCLA in Mohs micrographic surgery and has considerable experience with skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

What is Mohs?

In this procedure, cancerous cells are removed one layer at a time. As each layer is removed, it’s tested and the cancerous portion is mapped, providing a guide for removal of the next layer. The process continues until the entire tumor is removed, including microscopic cancer roots. The wound is then repaired for an optimal aesthetic outcome.

Mohs surgery in NYC is an outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthetic. The procedure is completed here in our comfortable office, which is an AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) certified surgical facility.

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Why Choose Mohs?

As one of the most respected Mohs micrographic surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ostad has co-authored journal publications and medical textbooks on the subject. He is frequently requested to speak or lecture about the Mohs technique.

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, or believe you may have a cancerous lesion, call (212) 517-7900 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ostad to find out if our NYC Mohs surgery is right for you.

The benefits of Mohs include:

  • Cancer cure rate as high as 99 percent – higher than any other skin surgery
  • A lower risk of regrowth than other treatments, including in cases of aggressive or recurring cancers
  • Minimal potential for disfigurement or scarring
  • Exacting precision and precise analysis reduces the chance or leaving any cancerous cells, without unnecessarily removing healthy tissue

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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What is a Mohs micrographic surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical procedure which is used to remove skin cancer. Thin skin layers are removed surgically and processed by sectioning in a horizontal way. In case cancer is found in the tissue margins, it is mapped with another layer being taken. The process is repeated until the entire skin cancer is removed.

What are the benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery?

The benefits are: 99% cancer cure rate, minimized risk of regrowth, minimal scarring, and protection of healthy tissues.

What areas are treated by Mohs micrographic surgery?

This surgery is mostly performed on the face in order to treat the skin cancers. Apart from this, it is also very useful when it comes to treating nose, lip, ear, and eyelid skin cancers. The Mohs micrographic surgery treats the cancers very well that have recurred or are having ill-defined borders.

How to take care of the wound after surgery?

Dr. Ariel Ostad will provide verbal and written instructions in order to take care of the wound after surgery.

Where is the procedure performed?

Our facility is certified by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities), and neck lift procedures are performed here in our office. The procedure generally takes less than two hours, and you can count on our amazing team to ensure your comfort.

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Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our Practice is open for essential procedures, however we encourage you to continue using our Telehealth feature.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever you seek care from your primary physician. We have zero reports of any staff member or volunteer who has been in contact with someone with the virus. We consider our practice to be a safe and welcoming space for those who need our dermatological and cosmetic services in this difficult time.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at in[email protected]

Please use this time to stay home, help stop the spread of Coronavirus, and tend to your health and your loved ones.

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

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