Dear Friends and Patients,

We are excited to announce that we will be moving to a new nearby location in the iconic Foxhall Square Building in Washington DC this fall 2022! This office has state of the art equipment and plenty of parking! Our providers will be practicing together in two locations full-time which allows us to offer more options and flexibility for our patients. We value you dearly as a patient and hope that you will come to our new office for all your dermatologic and skin care needs. Our office will continue to provide the best quality care possible and will continue to accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult, but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone. Our staff will be there to help, and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and fax number highlighted below. It has been a pleasure caring for you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location. Kindly note, the move-in date will be the end of September and we will continue seeing patients at our current location until then. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us or drop by the office

Braun Dermatology

New Location!
Foxhall Square
3301 New Mexico Ave NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 293-7618
Fax: (202) 775-1772
Hours: (Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-3:00pm)
Washington, DC
202-816-7557 (New Patients)
202-293-7618 (Existing Patients)
Alexandria, VA
571-449-2555 (New Patients)
571-302-5377 (Existing Patients)

Common questions about Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer

Common questions about Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer

Mohs Skin Cancer Removal in Washington DC Area

Skin cancer is incredibly common — in fact, it is estimated that one in every five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer within their lifetime. At Braun Dermatology, we work closely with Washington, DC, area patients to identify the best treatment option for their specific needs. This may be Mohs micrographic surgery for some patients, a specialized cancer treatment with the highest cure rate. Patients understandably have many questions when considering their treatment options. We are here to help guide you through the decision-making process so you feel confident about your path forward.

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized skin cancer treatment that removes the cancerous lesion layer by layer until all cancerous cells are removed. It is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure and should only be performed by fellowship-trained surgeons.

Why would Mohs surgery be recommended for me?

Mohs micrographic surgery can be the best skin cancer treatment option for a variety of different reasons:

  • The cancer is in a spot where it is essential to safeguard the maximum amount of healthy skin due to cosmetic or functional reasons, such as the head or neck, hands, shins, feet or genitals
  • The cancer has returned (recurred) after previous treatment 
  • The cancerous lesion is large, does not have clear edges, or is growing rapidly
  • It is an aggressive type of skin cancer

This list is not exhaustive, and Mohs surgery may be recommended for other reasons based on your doctor’s evaluation.

Will it leave a scar?

All skin cancer treatments can leave scars; however, Mohs surgery is the best way to completely remove your skin cancer while preserving as much healthy skin as possible.

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How long does the procedure take?

The length of time varies by patient because it is a highly customized procedure that consists of examining the tissues layer by layer until there is no evidence of cancerous cells. In general, patients can expect the procedure to last several hours to all day. 

How do I learn more?

At Braun Dermatology, we know that skin cancer diagnosis can be frightening and filled with difficult decisions. Our dermatology experts are here to make the process easier for you. To reach our Washington, DC office, call 202-816-7557, and our Alexandria office can be reached at 571-449-2555.

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Braun Dermatology Team

Braun Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Marisa Braun is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. She graduated from Princeton University, University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her dermatology residency at George Washington University. She completed her Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

She is skilled in Mohs Surgery and skin procedures such as excisions, mole and cyst removals as well as cosmetic procedures that include neuromodulators, fillers, and laser procedures.

Dr. Braun is also a prestigious Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery amongst many others. She is a volunteer faculty member at George Washington University Department of Dermatology.
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Washington, DC
202-816-7557 (New Patients)
202-293-7618 (Existing Patients)
Alexandria, VA
571-449-2555 (New Patients)
571-302-5377 (Existing Patients)

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