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Dr. Liana Proffer

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Dr. Liana Proffer - Fellowship-Trained Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Liana Proffer performs skin cancer treatment repair using a revolutionary Mohs technique. Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer with a cure rate of up to 99 percent for certain tumors.

Because the Mohs procedure is micrographically controlled, it provides the most precise method for removal of the cancerous tissue, while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. For this reason, Mohs surgery may result in a significantly smaller surgical defect and less noticeable scarring as compared to other methods of skin cancer treatment.

The Mohs procedure is recommended for skin cancer removal in anatomic areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes. It is also indicated for tumors that have recurred following prior treatment and for tumors that have the greatest likelihood of recurrence.

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At Proffer Surgical Associates, we also offer immediate in-office consultations and reconstruction by our board-certified plastic and oculoplastic surgeons. Larger, more complex reconstructions may require outpatient surgery.




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 Dr. Liana Proffer, a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon.

When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Dr. Proffer has achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery approved fellowship. For you, this means peace of mind, knowing that you will receive superior quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.

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, Dr. Proffer 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 variety of forms, degrees and locations, the program is set up to be thorough and stringent. Dr. Proffer met the following requirements in completing her 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 an ACMS graduate, Dr. Liana Proffer 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 she has the training and experience to achieve the best outcome from your skin cancer treatment.

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Additional Mohs Information

American College of Mohs Surgery

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