Fellowship Trained Mohs
Only Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgery is offered at Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology along the Emerald Coast. David Adams, M.D., FACMS is one of the region’s leading Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons.
As a part of his training, Dr. Adams completed a one-year long intensive fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Vic Marks and Dr. Mike Ramsey at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Adams mastered the Mohs Surgical techniques, complex microscopic cancer interpretation, and advanced cosmetic reconstruction techniques.
Highly Qualified Instructors
Geisinger’s Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship provides excellent training in the removal of skin cancers, reconstruction of surgical wounds, and performance of a broad range of dermatologic surgical procedures. The volume of patients provides plenty of opportunities to develop incomparable surgical skills and allows doctors to feel comfortable when faced with difficult surgical cases.
Dr. Adams participated in over 700 Mohs surgical cases in training and he has performed more than 14,000 Mohs procedures in private practice.
The Best Results
Although a single procedure may take several hours, the Mohs process examines 100 percent of the tissue margins under the microscope. Only 1 percent of the tissue margins are examined microscopically in traditional surgical excision. With the preservation of all of the normal skin and a cure rate over 98 percent, Mohs Micrographic Surgery continues to be a front-line treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancers.
As stated in a recent article published in The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, Mohs surgery is on the rise, for good reasons: It has the lowest recurrence rates, highest cure rates and best cosmetic results of any skin cancer treatment.