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Business Observer Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 1 year ago

Dermatology center opens six Mohs surgery suites

Florida Skin Center completes renovation of Punta Gorda location to add speciality service in a spa-like atmosphere.

PUNTA GORDA —  Florida Skin Center has opened six specially designed suites in the Mohs Surgical Center of its new Punta Gorda location at 329 E. Olympia Ave. The second-floor suites are dedicated to Mohs micrographically controlled surgery, used to treat skin cancer through the removal and on-site microscopic examination of tissue margins. 

Suites and public areas are decorated with art and high-end finishes to create a spa-like feel.

Florida Skin Center’s fourth location, the two-story, 7,000-square-foot Punta Gorda office, opened in May. Dr. Chetan Vedvyas, director of Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, collaborated with Florida Skin Center on the design and layout of the suites. He combined his Harvard Medical School training, Mohs surgical fellowship and experience as a Mohs surgeon to help develop suites that maximize patient comfort.

“It was my mission to help Florida Skin Center create an environment conducive to pain-free surgery and maximal comfort,” says Vedvyas in a statement. “Empathy with the patient’s experience guides us in our facility and process design, from the art we hang on the walls to the fact that our patients stay in their rooms for the whole procedure."

The building and all suites incorporate a spa-like feel and decorated with high-end finishes. Suites include all necessary medical equipment and feature reclining chairs for companions, a refrigerator with cold beverages, freezer, microwave and complimentary hot lunch and snack items. Mohs surgical patients, who typically spend two to three hours in the suites, have the option of listening to music or watching Netflix and Hulu shows on a high-definition television.

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