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SKIN CANCER RALEIGH DURHAM CHAPEL HILL NC ADAM A. INGRAFFEA, MD RENOWNED SKIN CANCER SPECIALIST He studied medicine at the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He graduated class valedictorian and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He went on to complete a dermatology residency at the Boston University/Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Ingraffea then moved to Cincinnati to train in Mohs surgery under the direction of Hugh Gloster, MD, at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He served as an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for five years. He was the associate program director for both the dermatology residency and Mohs surgery fellowships. He also served as the director of the resident continuity clinic and Mohs surgery clinic at the Cincinnati VA hospital. While at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Ingraffea won many awards including Teacher of the Year in 2012. He was selected as a Best Physician in Cincinnati Magazine for three years in a row from 2013-2016. He is the author of 18 peer reviewed papers as well as multiple book chapters. His clinical interests are in cutaneous oncology (skin cancer), Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction. He has performed over 7500 cases of Mohs surgery. Dr. Ingraffea completed his accredited Mohs surgery under the direction of Hugh Closter, M.D. at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
SKIN CANCER RALEIGH DURHAM CHAPEL HILL ADAM A. INGRAFFEA, MD is an expert in Mohs surgery and a reconstructive surgeon who is an expert in the treatment of skin cancer. As Fellows of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), all physicians at Cary Skin Center completed rigorous Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery fellowships. For skill and experience trust Cary Skin Center. Dr. Clark, Dr. Flynn, Dr. Ayli and Dr. Ingraffea are Mohs surgery and reconstructive surgeons who are experts in the treatment of skin cancer. Using a scalpel or curette (a sharp, ring-shaped instrument), a physician trained in Mohs surgery removes the visible tumor with a very thin layer of tissue around it. While the patient waits, this layer is sectioned, frozen, stained and mapped in detail, then checked under a microscope thoroughly. If cancer is still present in the depths or peripheries of this excised surrounding tissue, the procedure is repeated on the corresponding area of the body still containing tumor cells until the last layer viewed under the microscope is cancer-free. Mohs surgery spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue, reduces the rate of local recurrence, and has the highest overall cure rate — about 94-99 percent — of any treatment for SCC. It is often used on tumors that have recurred, are poorly demarcated, or are in hard-to-treat, critical areas around the eyes, nose, lips, ears, neck, hands and feet. After tumor removal, the wound may be allowed to heal naturally or may be reconstructed immediately; the cosmetic outcome is usually excellent.
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