Dermatology – Mohs Surgery
The Department of Dermatology provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin conditions.
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Why choose a fellowship trained Mohs Surgeon?
Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard in skin cancer treatment. 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 as Pennsylvania Mohs Surgeons, Drs. Elizabeth Billingsley, Todd Cartee, Charlene Lam and Christie Travelute who are fellowship trained Mohs surgeons.
When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Hershey Medical Center based Drs. Billingsley, Cartee, Lam and Travelute have achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) approved fellowship. For you, this means peace of mind, knowing that you will receive superior quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.
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The ACMS was established by Dr. Frederic Mohs himself, and its fellowship training program is generally acknowledged as the benchmark in Mohs surgery training. Through an extensive application and interview process, only the most qualified physicians are selected by ACMS to participate in a fellowship program. Participants must undergo a rigorous 1 to 2 year training program subsequent to completing a residency in dermatology.
During fellowship training, Drs. Billingsley, Cartee. Lam and Travelute studied and trained under the guidance of veteran Mohs College surgeons who have demonstrated expertise in Mohs surgery. A cornerstone of the ACMS fellowship training program is cultivating experience and judgment in each graduate. Since skin cancer occurs in a diversity of forms, degrees and locations, the program is set up to be thorough and stringent.
Drs. Billingsley, Cartee, Lam and Travelute met the following requirements in completing their ACMS fellowship:
- Participated in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases
- Learned to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples removed during Mohs surgery
- Performed a vast array of reconstructions, ranging from the simplest to the most complex, multi-step repairs
As ACMS graduates, Drs. Billingsley, Cartee, Lam and Travelute gained an uncommon level of exposure, including everything from challenging tumor locations to rare tumor pathology and complex wound reconstruction. You can rest assured that they have the training and experience to achieve the best outcome from your skin cancer treatment here in Hershey, PA.