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Statistics show that 20% of Americans will likely develop skin cancer at some time in their lives, and 80% of those will have cancer affect their head, face or neck. Not all cancers require Mohs surgery, but due to the delicate nature of the face, a Mohs procedure will likely provide the best outcome. This is especially true if the patient’s cancer is located on the face and is highly aggressive or produces large tumors.

Mohs surgery is a specific technique where a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon removes layers of skin, examining each layer for the presence of cancer cells. This reconstructive procedure is repeated until only cancer-free cells remain. Then, precise cosmetic techniques are used, including skin grafts when necessary, to reconstruct the area previously affected by cancer. Incisions are generally hidden when possible in the natural lines and contours of the face and neck.

Why Should You Consider Mohs Surgery?

Mohs cancer removal and reconstructive surgery offer a far more advanced treatment modality than earlier cancer surgeries. Before Mohs, the visible cancer and a large portion around it was cut away all at once, and only later testing revealed if the surgery succeeded or failed. In a Mohs procedure, care is taken to remove only the cancerous tissue. Each layer is tested immediately after removal to ensure the procedure is successful.

Far less cosmetic trauma results from a Mohs surgery, which a skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon can then repair. Depending on the size of the area to be removed, more than one reconstructive procedure may be necessary. Dr. Cerrati can explain more about the surgical process and work with you to build a personal treatment plan during a consultation at his offices.

Call to schedule an appointment to discuss Mohs cancer surgery with Dr. Eric Cerrati in South Jordan or Salt Lake City. He is a double board certified and fellowship trained reconstructive specialist who can work with your medical team for the best possible reconstructive outcome after cancer surgery. Call or message him through this website today.

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Based on 32 reviews
Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!