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Why Mohs Fellowship Training Matters
Skin Cancer Care Specialists | September 26, 2022 | Category: Mohs
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.
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