Skin Perfect

Growing up in Florida, T.J. Giuffrida, M.D., saw many people get too much sun, which can lead to skin cancer. During his medical training, he realized that skin cancer is very treatable and decided to make a difference.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | November 29, 2019 | People

The manner is which Dr. T.J. Giuffrida treats and forms relationships with his patients is very important to him. “My business is highly specialized in that I’m one of the few Fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeons in Miami,” he says. “This procedure is a state-of-the-art skin cancer treatment in which the physician serves as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon.” Originally developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederic Mohs at the University of Wisconsin, Mohs Micrographic Surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise and effective treatment for an increasing variety of skin cancer types. With the Mohs technique, physicians can precisely identify and remove an entire tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. Mohs surgery offers the highest potential for cure — even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method. Dr. Giuffrida also does thousands of general skin exams yearly to check for skin cancer and precancerous lesions;