Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Cape Cod
Mohs Surgery with Dermatologist Emily Tierney, MD
The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Cape Cod is located at Wilkens Outpatient Medical Complex off Attucks Lane in Hyannis. Dermatologist Emily Tierney, MD, is trained and skilled in Mohs Micrographic surgery, a precise surgical technique done in her office to remove several types of skin cancers. When performed by an experienced surgeon, Mohs surgery offers maximum removal of cancer with minimal damage and disfigurement to surrounding healthy tissue.
Mohs surgery involves the progressive and delicate manual removal and examination of layers of cancer-containing skin, until the surgeon reaches cancer-free tissue. Mohs is done using local anesthetic and is performed primarily on the face, hands, feet and on high-risk patients.
Mohs surgery is often cited as having the highest cure rate for the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma. It is also highly effective for recurrent basal cell carcinoma and offers the highest cure rate for these cancers, as well.
- Consultations for patients suspected of having skin cancer referred by their PCP
- Consultations for patients with acute dermatological issues referred by their PCP
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery and excisional surgery for patients with skin cancer
To Schedule an Appointment
Since arriving on Cape Cod in 2011, Dr. Tierney has discovered an extraordinarily high incidence of skin cancers among the Cape Cod population. She is currently only scheduling appointments for patients with a suspected skin cancer diagnosis or an acute dermatological condition. Patients must have a referral from their primary care provider or dermatologist.
Cape Cod Healthcare recognizes there is a shortage of dermatologists who are accepting new patients on Cape Cod and is actively recruiting more dermatologists to the area.