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Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology


Welcome to Deaconess Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology.

The Deaconess Mohs Surgery team is committed to providing high-quality skin cancer treatment in a caring and comfortable environment. We strive to treat all our patients as family and look forward to partnering with you to treat your cancer and maximize your recovery. Please contact our team with any questions.

As the only Deaconess physician performing Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. David Surprenant focuses exclusively on the surgical management of both routine and advanced skin cancer. Dr. Surprenant completed an ACGME-approved fellowship in Micrographic Surgery & Dermatology Oncology, developing the skills and expertise necessary to surgically manage difficult tumors and to execute complicated reconstructive surgery.
Our practice treats the majority of non-melanoma skin cancers (i.e. basal cell carcinoma & squamous cell carcinoma) with Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This technique allows us to evaluate 100% of the surgical margin prior to reconstructing a wound—thus minimizing recurrence rates. While no treatment is perfect, Mohs Surgery yields exceptional cure rates and is considered the gold-standard treatment for high-risk tumors and tumors located in high-risk areas (often the head/neck area).
We also treat early-stage melanomas (in-situ & stage T1a) with an excisional technique that controls for peripheral margins. These ‘complete peripheral margin’ staged excisions allow us to collaborate with experienced Dermatopathologists to minimize surgical margins while ensuring complete tumor clearance.


OUR GOAL FOR OUR PATIENTS is to provide accessible, world-class surgical skin cancer treatment in a caring, patient-centric environment that prioritizes empathy, compassion, dignity, and respect. We strive to provide not only exceptional surgical care, but also an exceptional patient experience.

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