Mohs surgery repair

Cosmetic quality repairs of Mohs surgery wounds are done by Dr. Scott Sattler, a board certified plastic surgeon in the Seattle area.

Mohs surgery is a method of skin cancer removal done by dermatologic surgeons. The Mohs surgical technique removed precisely the amount of skin that is required to eradicate a skin tumor. When the Mohs surgery is completed, the skin tumor is gone because surgical margins are assessed intra-operatively by the Mohs surgeon. Mohs surgery is typically applied to regions of the face and body where excessive skin removal would disrupt or destroy other important structures or functions. Regions of the face where Mohs surgery is commonly used to treat skin cancers include the forehead, cheeks, eyelids, lips, and scalp. Mohs surgery can also be applied to skin tumors of the hands and other body parts. 

The types of tumors typically treated with Mohs surgery include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Some thin melanomas can also be treated with Mohs surgery.

Mohs surgery is done by dermatologists trained in the surgical technique. Depending on the complexity of the defect, the repair is done either at the time of Mohs surgery, or later by a plastic surgeon skilled in Mohs surgery defect reconstruction.

Mohs reconstruction can involve more than just closing a wound. Dr. Sattler has substantial experience repairing Mohs defects using specialized facial plastic surgery techniques to restore normal form and function to the region. Dr. Sattler is skilled at performing

  • Nasal reconstruction using local flaps
  • Nasal reconstruction using ear and septal cartilage grafts
  • Skin grafts to face and nose
  • Forehead flap reconstruction of the nose
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Cheek and forhead reconstruction
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Eyebrow reconstruction
  • Hair transplantation
  • Lip reconstruction
  • Scalp reconstruction

Dr. Sattler has experience treating complex Mohs defects of the face, body and hands in his Seattle WA clinic. Our clinic will work with your dermatolgic surgeon or dermatologist to coordinate your Mohs surgery and repair procedures.

Insurance generally covers skin cancer reconstruction. Dr. Sattler accepts the following insurance carriers for Mohs surgery defect repairs

  • Aetna                                                            
  • Regence Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield                                
  • Regence Blue Shield               
  • Boeing                                                          
  • Uniform
  • Cigna                                                             
  • United  
  • First Choice                                                   
  • Lifewise
  • First Health                                                    
  • Multiplan
  • Group Health
  • Guardian                                                    
  • Premera
  • Premera Microsoft
  • Pacific Care
  • Regence

 
Dr. Sattler is an in-network provider with these insurance plans, which are the most common in the Seattle, WA area. Mohs surgery defect repair by Dr. Sattler may, or may not be a covered benefit of your policy if Dr. Sattler is an out-of-network physician with your plan. 

Our clinic will process the insurance paperwork for you, and attempt to obtain a pre-approval letter from your insurance company before surgery. For patients in which out-of-network coverage is not an option, Dr. Sattler can perform Mohs defect repair on a fee-for-service basis.

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