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Mohs Surgery, Reconstruction, Offered for Skin Cancer

Dr. Tate looking into microscope

October 20, 2021

Kansas City, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System once again offers Mohs surgery, with the addition of a fellowship-trained Mohs surgery dermatologic physician. Jesalyn Tate, MD, who completed a fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas, has joined our dermatology team. Dr. Tate, who has performed more than 1,000 Mohs procedures, leads our Mohs surgery program.

As part of our multidisciplinary approach to care and treatment, Dr. Tate works closely with specialists in ENT, facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and oculoplastic surgery. Many select and immediate forms of reconstruction are offered in tandem with Mohs. Our dermatology specialists also provide additional referrals for reconstruction.

Our dermatology program is nationally recognized and offers innovative tests and treatments, comprehensive care and transplant dermatology. Mohs surgery is highly effective for many skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and melanoma in situ and other rare skin cancers. It is offered on an outpatient basis at our location in Kansas City, Kansas. The remodeled clinical space includes the latest equipment and dedicated private recovery rooms.

“We are very fortunate to be able to bring Mohs surgery back to our dermatology department,” Tate says. “It truly offers patients the highest cure rate, smallest possible scar and optimal cosmetic outcome for skin cancer treatment.

"We have an incredible team,” she adds. “Our health system has been so wonderful at supporting this effort in our department. They have helped us provide a service that will benefit our patients for years to come."

We are very fortunate to be able to bring Mohs surgery back to our dermatology department. It truly offers patients the highest cure rate, smallest possible scar and optimal cosmetic outcome for skin cancer treatment. – Jesalyn Tate, MD

Dermatology

To refer a patient to The University of Kansas Health System or consult with a physician in any specialty, call 913-588-5862 or toll-free 877-588-5862.

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