LA JOLLA MOHS RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY SPECIALIST
Dr. Kolstad is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who helps restore facial appearance for patients who have had tissue removed as part of the Mohs procedure.
ABOUT MOHS RECONSTRUCTION
After your Mohs surgeon has determined that the area is cancer-free, he or she will give the green light for reconstructive surgery. Smaller sized defects can be repaired in Dr. Kolstad’s office, typically lasting between one and two hours. Larger, more complicated defects may require a more extensive procedure performed in the operating room.
Prior to removal of the skin cancer it is often beneficial to meet with Dr. Kolstad. At this initial consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss multiple treatment options. Pros and cons of each treatment strategy will be described in detail. This also is a good opportunity to address any of your concerns and to ask questions.
Dr. Kolstad has helped countless patients by repairing the defects created by Mohs cancer removal. He is able to draw from his extensive reconstructive and aesthetic surgical experience to give his patients functional and natural-looking reconstructive results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Large and complicated defects are frequently referred to Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeons like Dr. Kolstad. Given the complexity of the reconstruction it is frequently in the patients best interest to repair the tissue the day after removal.