Mohs surgery is a special technique employed by dermatologic surgeons to remove skin cancer with high rates of cure and maximum tissue sparing. Dr. Sasson is frequently asked to repair the defects that result from this skin cancer removal. Reconstruction ranges from simple closure to much more complex tissue transfer and grafting depending on the size and location of the defect.
Only a handful of plastic surgeons in the world have duel training in both plastic surgery. Dr. Sasson completed his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world renowned residency program of Yale University Hospital and completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at UCLA. Given his unique training, Dr. Sasson is expertly qualified to perform reconstructive surgery on cancer and trauma patients. A board certified plastic surgeon is well versed and has much more extensive training in reconstruction of facial deficits, especially after the removal of cancer, than any other specialty.