Mohs micrographic surgery
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Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized procedure for the complete removal of skin cancer.
This method differs from all other surgical methods of treating skin cancer. Detailed mapping techniques and complete microscopic examination of 100% of the tissue margin removed allows the surgeon to remove every cancer cell. In contrast, standard surgery techniques look at <1% of the margins, providing only an estimate of whether the margins are clear.
The South Texas Skin Cancer Center, headed by Dr. Ryan O’Quinn, is a referral center that receives patients from dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, oncologists and primary care physicians from San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country and the entire South Texas region. Dr. O’Quinn is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who specializes in the prevention, early diagnosis, and definitive treatment of skin cancers. He has treated many thousands of challenging malignancies since beginning his private practice in 2002. Dr. O’Quinn very much enjoys the clinical side of medicine and is fully dedicated to providing the best care for his patients.
The purpose of this website is to acquaint you with our practice, provide information regarding your diagnosis and treatment options, and to prepare you for surgery if necessary. You can begin by reviewing the online surgery brochure to the left of the screen. You can also read more about Mohs surgery and Reconstructive procedures on the menu bar above. If you want to review more information about your diagnosis, investigate the Skin Cancer tab on the menu bar above. You can also learn more about protecting yourself from more skin cancers in the Prevention tab on the menu bar above.
We hope you find our site to be informative. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have regarding your medical care, fees, insurance or other office policies.
Welcome home to Joshua L. Owen, MD, PhD
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
South Texas Skin Cancer Center is excited to welcome Joshua L. Owen, MD, PhD, to the practice!
Dr. Owen is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon. Training in dermatology and Mohs surgery has taken him all over the country (click here to learn more!), and has included the treatment of thousands of skin cancers.
Dr. Owen is excited to be back home in San Antonio! He is passionate about providing top notch care and delivering excellent outcomes to his patients. Dr. Owen is committed to serving San Antonio and the broader South Texas region by providing close personal attention to all of his patients.
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