Skin Smart

When it comes to prevention and detection, Dr. T.J. Giuffrida educates patients on protecting their skin and what the sun can do it. He is there for them as a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon when a cancer needs to be removed.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | October 27, 2022 | People

A skin cancer diagnosis is frightening. It’s also common. Every year, doctors diagnose more than 5 million cases of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs Micrographic Skin Surgery is the gold-standard in skin cancer treatment. Dr. T.J. Giuffrida, Founder of the Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Coral Gables, has been practicing for more than 10 years in the Miami area and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. His practice is completely focused on skin cancer prevention and treatment. He is one of the few Fellowship-Trained Miami Mohs Surgeons. Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and an active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, he also provides teaching to residents at the University of Miami. Knowing you need surgery to remove a skin cancer can be nerve-racking. Fortunately, Dr. Guiffrida and Mohs micrographic surgery are available so healthy cells are not removed in the process — a major improvement over the standard local excision surgery;