Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of Skin Cancer

Mohs micrographic surgery is a unique surgical treatment for skin cancers.  Performed in a step-wise fashion, Mohs surgery involves the surgical removal of thin layers around the cancer and offers the highest rate of skin cancer cure while sparing the surrounding normal tissue.  The tissue is processed in our on-site laboratory while a patient waits in our comfortable surgery waiting area.  After each layer is removed, the Mohs surgeon then very carefully checks the margins with a microscope to ensure a very high cure rate that typically exceeds cure rates achieved by standard pathology laboratory methods.  Reconstruction of the defect left from the removal of the cancer is then performed by the Mohs surgeon.  On average, cure rates for a previously untreated cancer are 99% and can be as high as 96-98% for those cancers that recurred after previous surgery. Because Mohs surgery is tissue sparing, reconstructions are frequently smaller and /or simpler than they may have been with other treatment modalities.

Dr. Stephen F. D'Addario is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of skin cancer with Mohs micrographic surgery as well as other dermatologic surgery and cosmetic procedures.  After completing his medical degree at the Upstate State University of New York, Dr. D'Addario completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  He then completed a fellowship in procedural dermatology, which included specialized training in Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology and cosmetic procedures at the Dermatologic SurgiCenter in Philadelphia.

 

To read about our doctor who specializes in mohs micrographic surgery, click here.

 

 

Dr. Stephanie K. Fabbro

joins 

Buckeye Dermatology!

Stephanie K. Fabbro, M.D. became the seventh dermatologist at Buckeye Dermatology in July, 2016.  Dr. Fabbro graduated from the Accelerated B.S./M.D. Program at Northeast Ohio Medical University.  She completed her Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Dermatology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she served as Chief Dermatology Resident and received multiple awards, including the Beiersdorf Resident of Distinction Award.  Dr. Fabbro provides a comprehensive spectrum of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic services.  Dr. Fabbro is on the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has special interests in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma and dermatoethics.  She is an attending Dermatology physician at The Ohio State University  Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic.

Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy at Buckeye Dermatology

Buckeye Dermatology now provides Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy for the treatment of Actinic Keratosis, which is a precancerous conditition of the skin. Now numerous actinic keratoses can be treated at one time with a high clearance rate. Make an appointment to discuss this treatment with one of our dermatology providers today!

Dr. Dean Hearne is seeing patients in Springfield!

Our office is located at             2121 East High Street in Springfield, Ohio.  Please call 1-800-557-SKIN (7547)