Moh’s Surgery Specialization

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Moh’s Surgery Specialization by Mind Map: Moh’s Surgery Specialization

1. How much does a Dermatologist make doing this?

1.1. Annual Salary?

1.1.1. Dermatologists specializing in mohs surgery made an average of $674,454 in compensation in 2009.

1.1.2. Dermatologists specializing in mohs surgery made an average of $674,454 in compensation in 2009.

1.2. What are the benefits offered?

1.2.1. Insurance, Health & Wellness

1.2.2. Perks & Discounts

1.2.3. Professional Development

2. Is the job market in need of this?

2.1. Who needs Moh’s Surgery?

2.1.1. People with skin cancer who need it removed by a Dr.

2.1.2. Patients with common types of skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

2.1.3. Was treated and has returned

2.2. Will this always be needed?

2.2.1. Yes, as long as there is sun and people who do not protect their skin with sunscreen or materials.

3. What educational requirements?

3.1. What’s the degree plan?

3.1.1. ACC PreMed Associates Degree 2-Year UT Biology Bachelors 2+ years Dell Medical School 4+ years

3.2. How long does this take to achieve?

3.2.1. Up to 12 years

4. Where would I work?

4.1. What environment would I be working in?

4.1.1. Hospitals

4.1.2. Group practice clinics

4.1.3. Teach medical students or to perform research

4.1.4. Labs

4.2. What type of work schedule?

4.2.1. Generally works a 5 day, 40-50 hour week

4.2.2. Weekdays Mondays - Fridays

5. What is Moh’s Surgery?

5.1. Who performs this?

5.1.1. Dermatologists

5.2. How is it done?

5.2.1. During Mohs surgery, most patients remain awake and alert

5.2.2. Mohs surgeon only removes the skin with cancer cells

5.2.3. Injection of anesthetic.

5.2.4. Cutting out the visible skin cancer. Next, the surgeon removes a thin layer of surrounding skin. You’re then bandaged.

5.3. What is done with the skin?

5.3.1. Using a scalpel, the surgeon removes a thin layer of visible cancerous tissue

5.3.2. Cancers may have roots or extensions that aren’t visible from the surface. A lab analysis will determine that

5.3.3. Surgeon cuts the tissue into sections, color codes them with dyes and draws a map of the surgical site. In the lab, a technician freezes the divided tissue, then cuts very thin horizontal slices like a layer cake. The slices are placed on microscope slides, stained and covered.

5.3.4. Using a microscope, the surgeon examines tissue on the slides and, if any cancer cells remain. The dermatologist then lets you know whether you need another layer of tissue removed.

5.3.5. This entire process is repeated as many times as needed until there are no more cancer cells.