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4601 Military Trail
Suite 203
Jupiter, FL 33458
561.775.6011
Noah K. Weisberg, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon
Kathryn Goggins, M.M.S., PA-C
Physician Assistant
Barbara Acosta, MC, MSc., PA-C
Physician Assistant
Jupiter Dermatologist Dr. Noah Weisberg Mohs Surgeon
Noah K. Weisberg, M.D.

 

Why Mohs Fellowship Training Matters

Given that Mohs surgery is a delicate, involved procedure that requires intricacy and skill, it’s not something you want to trust to just anyone—you want a surgeon who’s gone through the highest levels of training, which is why Mohs fellowship training matters. When you’re comparing different care providers and selecting the right physician for you, look for a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon like Dr. Weisberg, so you can know you’re under the care of someone who has the unmatched training the program provides.

What Is a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon?

Founded by the namesake of Mohs surgery, Dr. Frederic Mohs himself, the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) offers fellowship training programs that are more rigorous than any other Mohs training programs. A surgeon who undergoes Mohs fellowship training participates in months of hands-on, in-depth training from the finest instructors in the field.

What’s Involved in Mohs Fellowship Training?

To even apply to an ACMS-approved fellowship training program, a physician must have already completed residencies in dermatology or related fields. From there, it’s an intense, competitive selection process. Once selected, here is what’s involved in the one to two years of Mohs fellowship training:

  • Structured curriculum
  • Graded responsibility
  • Education in both operative and non-operative settings
  • Pairing with an accredited, veteran ACMS surgeon
  • Direct Mohs surgery guidance and mentoring
  • Participation in at least 500 Mohs surgery cases

 

To complete the fellowship, a surgeon must be able to interpret tissue sample slides from Mohs surgeries, as well as demonstrate capabilities to perform a wide breadth of reconstructions.

Choosing Dr. Weisberg for Mohs Surgery

A board-certified, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Noah K. Weisberg has dedicated his practice to the surgical treatment of skin cancer with Mohs surgery. He has degrees from Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and Vanderbilt University, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Weisberg interned at the Mayo Clinic and completed his residency at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell University Medical Center, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and the Hospital for Special Surgery, serving as Chief Resident for all three institutions. Following all this training, he went on to complete a Mohs surgery fellowship at the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania.

 

Are you interested in learning more about Mohs surgery from a fellowship-trained surgeon committed to giving you the best results possible? Set up a consultation by calling our office at 561-775-6011 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

 

 

Mohs Surgery, Dr. Noah Weisberg, Jupiter FL
Mohs Micrographic Surgery

 

What is Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery?

 

Mohs surgery is one of the most specialized and effective skin cancer treatments. Developed in the 1940s by Dr. Frederic Mohs of the University of Wisconsin, Mohs Surgery is designed to completely remove an occurrence of skin cancer. The technique works best when the cancer cannot be defined easily, returns after being treated and/or affects a sensitive area (like the face), preserving as much  normal skin as possible. Mohs microscopic tumor detection offers the highest probability of complete cancer removal while also preserving surrounding tissues.

 

How Mohs Surgery Works

The objective of Mohs surgery is to completely remove tumors, minimize surgical wound size and optimize aesthetics of surgical reconstruction. Mohs Micrographic Surgery involves two major steps:

1. Surgical Removal. The first step involves surgically excising a thin layer of tissue.

2. Tissue Processing. The tissue gets processed and examined microscopically to determine if there is any tumor present. If remaining tumor is found, more tissue is removed, the     examination is repeated until no tumor is detected.

 

What to Know before Surgery

When you meet with Dr. Weisberg in a pre-operative consultation, he will evaluate your medical history, your skin cancer pathology and review your treatment options.

Before surgery:

Shower/Bathe the Night beforehand. You’ll want to wash your hair the night before surgery,

as you may need to keep your wound/dressing dry for 48 hours or longer after your

procedure.

Sleep. Get a good night’s rest the night before your surgery.

Eat Breakfast. Go ahead and eat a normal breakfast unless you’ve been instructed otherwise.

Take Medications. Whatever normal medications you take, you’ll likely still take them before your Mohs Surgery. Unless you receive different instructions at your consultation, you can go

ahead and keep taking them.

 

On the day of your surgery, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. If your operative area will be on your face, don’t wear makeup or lotions.

 

What to Know after Surgery

In the weeks after surgery, your wound will need care. You will receive detailed written wound care instructions.  Expect to wear a bandage and possibly have some swelling and bruising for the first few days after surgery.  Avoid any strenuous activity or sports. Depending on the surgical site sutures are removed one to four weeks after surgery. You may have some minimal pain, a sensation of tightness, itchiness or numbness in the treated area, this is normal.

 

Would you like to know if Mohs surgery is the right treatment option for you?  To set up a consultation with Dr. Noah Weisberg, please call 561-775-6011 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

Dr. Noah Weisberg, Skin Cancer Care Specialists

 

We are pleased to announce Dr. Noah K. Weisberg, of Skin Cancer Care Specialists, LLC, is celebrating his 20th year of practicing in Palm Beach County Florida.   Dr. Weisberg is one of a few fellowship trained Mohs surgeons practicing in Jupiter Florida who have successfully completed a full Mohs fellowship accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Weisberg continues to put his training from The New York Presbyterian Hospital /Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to work for his patients and those in the community seeking expert clinical dermatologic care by an experienced board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.

Over the past 20 years Dr. Weisberg has treated over 30,000 skin cancers and continues to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of skin lesions including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. Weisberg practices clinical dermatology and Mohs surgery along with his two physician assistants, Kathryn Goggins, PA-C and Barbara Acosta, PA-C.  Ms. Acosta has over 17 years of general dermatology experience and we are excited to add her expertise to the suite of clinical services offered at Skin Cancer Care Specialists.  Kathryn Goggins, PA-C, has been with Skin Cancer Care Specialists for 9 years.  Ms. Goggins has developed an expertise for skin cancer surveillance and surgical follow-up services during her tenure with our group. Together, along with our full staff, we continue to provide expert skin cancer care to Palm Beach County as we have done for the past 20 years.

To schedule a skin cancer screening or a consultation with Dr. Weisberg, Kathryn Goggins, PA-C or Barbara Acosta, PA-C please contact our office at 561-775-6011 and our staff will be happy to assist you.

 

 

The Importance of Skin Cancer Screening

 

Skin Cancer Jupiter, FL Noah Weisberg MD

When it comes to skin cancer, the earlier you can discover it, the better. As reported by the Skin Cancer Foundation, “The risk of dying from the disease, in fact, is directly related to the depth of the cancer, which is directly related to the amount of time it has been growing unnoticed.” In other words, the longer skin cancer exists, the longer it grows, and the longer it grows, the harder it is to treat. For this reason, skin cancer screening exists to help patients diagnose the cancer as soon as possible. Skin cancer screening can be an important, even life-saving, service.

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Patient Notice

UPDATED SARS-CoV-2 PRACTICE POLICY NOTICE – March 2022

The providers and staff at Skin Cancer Care Specialists hope you and your families are faring well during this time.    We wanted to share an update on our practice and new policies which will affect your next visit to our office.

 

FULLY VACCINATED STAFF:  Skin Cancer Care Specialists is pleased to announce our entire staff has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

Mask Policy: In order to protect our immunocompromised patient population, all patients and visitors to our office are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering fully covering their nose and mouth.

 

Patient Screening:  Every patient will be reminded to reschedule their appointment if they are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms.

 

Patient Hand Hygiene:   All patients and visitors are encouraged to sanitize their hands using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer provided by our office immediately upon arrival to our office.

 

Social Distancing:   Please follow directions by our staff members to help us maintain a safe environment for you and other patients.

 

Telemedicine: When it is possible, we are offering telemedicine.  If you have an appointment that qualifies for a telemedicine visit you may be given the option to be seen virtually instead of at our office.

 

In addition to the measures outlined above we are continuing our environmental infection control and strict standards of hygiene and infection control with our staff.  For more detailed information on these items please see our March 2020 blog post:  https://sccsmd.com/blog/

New Mohs Postoperative Care Video

As a public service to our patients and members of our community we are pleased to provide access to the latest Mohs Micrographic Surgery postoperative care video produced by the American College of Mohs Surgery.  It is important to understand what to expect after Mohs Micrographic surgery and how to properly care for your surgical site.  Dr. Noah Weisberg, Board Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon in Palm Beach County, Florida is excited to introduce this new video on our website.   If you are considering Mohs Micrographic surgery or have recently had Mohs surgery you may find this educational video produced by the American College of Mohs Surgery as a helpful resource to you.

The video can be accessed at the following weblink: Mohs Surgery Postoperative Care Video

The video can also be accessed by navigating to our Mohs information page on our website SCCSMD.com or at the following weblink: Mohs Surgery Information

If you would like to learn more about Mohs surgery, schedule a skin cancer screening or a Mohs surgery consultation with Dr. Noah Weisberg contact Skin Cancer Care Specialists in Jupiter, Florida at 561-775-6011.

Applying Sunscreen and Skin Cancer Prevention Month

As a public service to our patients and members of our community please take a moment to review the information below.

Valisure, an independent laboratory tested hundreds of sunscreens and after sun care products and found 27% of the samples tested positive for Benzene, a known carcinogen.  The tests included sunscreen lines like Banana Boat and Neutrogena.

According to a CBS news report on the study, Benzene is used as a solvent and can be found in trace amounts in cigarette smoke, gasoline, glues, adhesives, cleaning products and paint strippers.  Benzene is also a known carcinogen responsible for blood cancers, like leukemia.

Unfortunately, large gaps in regulation of sunscreen and sun care products exist due to many of the products being considered cosmetic by the FDA.   As a result of the tests completed by Valisure a Citizen Petition was made to the FDA by Valisure calling for tighter regulations of the industry.

Petition to FDA

https://www.valisure.com/blog/valisure-news/valisure-detects-benzene-in-sunscreen/

 

The test results were completed in 2020 and companies like Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Neutrogena and other companies like Banana Boat voluntarily recalled many of their products in July of 2021.  To find out if your sunscreen or sun care products contain Benzene you can access the Valisure test results below:

Sunscreens testing positive for Benzene:

https://www.valisure.com/wp-content/uploads/Valisure-Citizen-Petition-on-Benzene-in-Sunscreen-and-After-sun-Care-Products-v9.7.pdf

 

Sunscreens testing negative for Benzene:

 

Dr. Weisberg advises against sunscreen sprays and only recommends lotions or sun care products which cannot be inhaled.  Please take a moment to review the Benzene free product list to find a sunscreen lotion that will best suit your needs. To learn more about sun protection or to schedule a skin cancer screening contact Skin Cancer Care Specialists in Jupiter, Florida at 561-775-6011.

 

 

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