Location: Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
11550 Gernada, Leawood, Ks.
Operation: Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Diagnosis: Basal cell Carcinoma
Surgeons: Glenn D. Goldstein, MD
Jamie L McGinness, MD
Anestesia: Local, 1% Lidocaine with Epinephrine 1:100,000 and Bicarbonate
If tumor cells were found in any margin, a notation in red was made on the map and the patient was returned to the operating room for additional surgery directed only to the areas still involved by tumor. The preparation and steps 2-9 were repeated until no more tumor cells were identified in any of the horizontal frozen sections.
At this point, no further tumor cells were identified and the tumor eradication was considered to be complete after a total of 2 stages of surgery in which multiple microscopic sections of 5 tissues were examined.
"Dr. Glenn Goldstein is the Director of the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Leawood, Kansas. Dr. Goldstein has been in practice in Kansas City for over 20 years. His training in internal medicine and dermatology was at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He subsequently completed his Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics."
My take: I like Dr Goldstien, I'd give him four thumbs up. Mine and yours. He makes you feel comfortable as a patient and seems to be very through in his assessment. He's always listened and answered my questions, which I usually have several. As a Mohs surgeon, he was all business, and explained everything as he was performing the surgery.
"Basal cell carcinoma will account for more than 90 percent of the one millon plus cases of skin cancers reported yearly in the USA."