David Pate, M.D.
Dr. David Pate is the board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at the Northshore Dermatology. He specializes in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He is an expert at the diagnosis and management of skin cancers. He is fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, one of the most effective state-of-the-art procedures for treating skin cancer.
Dr. Pate received his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He completed his dermatology residency at Texas Tech, followed by fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Washington.
About Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. It is a skin sparing treatment, meaning that tissue is taken in levels, processed and inspected microscopically to see the cancer at the cellular level. Once the tissue is looked at, if cancer cells are still present, the surgeon will go back and remove more skin from the area of positivity. This way your healthy tissue is spared and you will be left with the smallest possible scar. In most cases, the closure of the defect is done right after surgery.