Maya K. Thosani, MD Performs MOHS Surgery
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, November 04, 2013, 06:07 PM EST
Doctor Thosani, a skilled MOHS Skin Cancer Surgeon performed an ear operation to remove a squamous cell carcinoma. Skin cancer can appear on almost any part of the body and she is quite adept at its removal. Named after Frederic E. Mohs, it is a microscopical method also known as chemosurgery. The discovery of this skin cancer came about during a routine dermatology examination by Dr. Allen Nathan Sapadin MD. Dr. Sapadin then turned it over to Dr. Thosani for further treatment.
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A phone call from Janet, their Medical Assistant, set up a date for the operation on Monday, November 4th at 370 Summit Avenue in Hackensack, NJ. However, Murphy's Law set in starting with a phone call asking if I could come in earlier. That was no problem, but, because of a valve replacement, an antibiotic was vital. In going over my chart, there was a indication of being allergic to a form of penicillin. This required a delay while a trip to Gallo's Pharmacy was made and the suitable medication ordered. The Grinch there was that two tablets had to be taken at once and a forty minute delay after that with no food intake.
Once that was out of the way, Dr. Thosani donned her microscopic glasses and examined the ear that was to be operated upon. The growth was so small that research into the files had to be done to retrieve the picture of the area so that the correct spot would be removed. This required another long delay! Once ready, this skilled surgeon went to work assisted by Janet. After the operation, the tissue specimen had to be examined by Thosani to ensure that everything that needed to be was removed. After another delay, she came back into the room and pronounced the operation a success. Next came the tedious job of inserting stitches and for Janet to bandage up the area.
Having had several occasions to visit Dr. Maya Thosani and knowing the excellent job she does, there is no worry about the cosmetic effects. She once removed a growth beneath my right eye, had to go deep a couple of times, yet that operation is almost invisible. a tribute to her careful attention to detail!