Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a highly specialized surgical technique invented by Dr. Frederic Mohs in the 1930s. The procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. Mohs is appropriate for certain high-risk tumors, as well as for those tumors that have occurred in cosmetically and/or functionally sensitive areas.
Skin cancer is a cancer that starts in the skin. Some other types of cancer start in other parts of the body and can spread to the skin, but these are not skin cancers.There are 2 main types of skin cancers: keratinocyte cancers (basal and squamous cell skin cancers) andmelanomas.Basal and Squamous Celll Skin Cancers are by far the most common cancers of the skin. Read More
Skin cancer often has roots that are not visible to the naked eye. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized method to remove skin cancer that spares healthy tissue surrounding the tumor and provides the patient with the peace of mind in knowing that there are free of skin cancer upon leaving the office. Read More
Almost a quarter million of Americans will develop squamous cell cancer each year. Just as with basal cell cancer, it occurs most commonly on sun exposed areas. In a small percentage of cases, the tumor spreads (metastasizes) to other tissue and vital organs and can be deadly. Read More
Basal Cell Cancer is the most common form of skin cancer and affects nearly one million Americans each year. A major factor that contributes to the development of basal cell cancer is sun exposure particularly on the face, ears, neck, scalp, shoulders, and back. Those who have fair skin,Read More…
Dr. Ritu Saini is a board certified dermatologist, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic and laser surgery. Dr. Saini obtained a dermatologic surgery fellowship under the direction of world-renowned Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Perry Robins.
Dr. Saini is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Ritu Sani
A native New Yorker, Dr. Ritu Saini received her medical degree with an honors distinction in biochemistry at the New York University School of Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. During medical school, she spent a year performing basic science research in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU and was the recipient of several prestigious research grants from the American Federation for Aging Research and the American Dermatological Association. She then went on to complete a dermatology residency at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the Universityof Miami Miller School of Medicine. At Miami, she was awarded several mentorship and training grants by the Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
A board certified dermatologist, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic and laser surgery, Dr. Saini obtained a dermatologic surgery fellowship under the direction of world-renowned Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Perry Robins. During that year, she received additional training in Mohs, reconstructive, and laser surgery along with cosmetic dermatology at Cosmetique Dermatology, Lasers, and Plastic Surgery.
Skin Cancer Surgery
Currently there are five possible ways to treat some skin cancers: radiation, electrodessication and curettage, simple excision, Mohs surgery and some less tried out treatments as creams and lasers [using blue light and a photosensitizer (the creams & lasers are useful only for superficial cancers and provide less than optimal cure, in most cases)].
Some Nevi may pose danger of transforming into melanomas. A complete removal or body mole mapping may thus be advisable.
Blocked sebaceous glands may lead to growing, chronically draining, enlarging, and tender bumps underneath the skin surface. Common treatments are draining or squeezing out their contents; unfortunately, this provides temporary relief and a complete removal of the blocked sack (cyst) is needed.
Scar Revision and Keloid Excision
Scars can be improved with creams, lasers (Pulse Dye, CO2 resurfacing), intralesional injections of steroid, and as a last resort excisions.
345 East 37th Street,
New York, NY 10016
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am -12:00 am
120-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Park,, NY 11694
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Thursday: 10:00 – 4:45 pm
Bedside Manner is amazing, she is kind and patient; always explains everything, never rushed.
The wait was quick. I was the first appointment of the day so I’m sure this helped. Dr Saini had a really nice bedside manner and made you feel comfortable. She also educated me on what to look out for in terms of changes with the skin. I had a simple procedure that was quick and she was very gentle. I would highly recommend and will go back again.
Dr. Saini was very professional and knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. After diagnosing my skin condition, Dr Saini patiently explained the who what and where of the surgical procedure I needed. I felt comfortable in her ability and I was glad I made the appointment to see her. Additionally, her staff is very competent and pleasant and the waiting room was very modern and clean. If you are in the Rockaway or Manhattan area, I recommend you make an appointment.