Launching a Mohs Surgery Program

Ashley Wysong, Adam Sutton

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data or publications in the literature on best practices for opening a new Mohs surgery unit. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this article is to be a "how to" guide for starting a Mohs and dermatologic surgery practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two academic Mohs surgeons share their personal experiences and data from the literature. RESULTS: Topics discussed include picking a location and identifying space, equipment, staffing, regulatory practices, policies and procedures, marketing and outreach, patient experience, building culture, clinic efficiency, and vision. CONCLUSION: Although opening a new Mohs surgery unit is challenging, it can be rewarding to have the opportunity to develop best practices and systems that create a wonderful working environment and allow for exceptional care of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S48-S56
JournalDermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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