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Why Choose a Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon

An increasing number of physicians are performing Mohs surgery, which is now widely accepted as the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. However, not all Mohs surgeons receive the same level of training. When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Three of our physicians have achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) approved fellowship. ACMS approved fellowship training programs are significantly more rigorous than other Mohs programs. Fellows-in-training undergo months of extensive, hands-on direction from highly qualified instructors. By choosing a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, you can be assured that you will receive the highest standard of quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

In many cases, patients return to work or school the day after their surgery, however, heavy lifting should be avoided. We recommend patients set aside time to get as much rest as possible after their Mohs surgery. Typically, our patients do not report much pain or sensitivity during recovery. However, stitches will need to be removed 4 to 14 days after the procedure.

Let North Sound Dermatology Answer Your Questions

If you are seeking an experienced and trusted team to handle your Mohs micrographic surgery, North Sound Dermatology can help. We have several fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeons on our team including Dr. Wentzell, who was bestowed the title of “Most Innovative Mohs Surgeon in North America” by the American College of Mohs Surgery. We have been assisting patients in Anacortes, Smokey Point, Mill Creek and nearby communities with Mohs surgeries for years. This means you can rest assured that you will be in good hands. So, if you have questions or are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact one of our offices today.