Mohs Wound Closure Testimonials | How Mohs Surgeons use SUTUREGARD

Surgeon Testimonials


Nancy Marchell, MD
College Station, TX

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"I used the SUTUREGARD® to repair a 3 x 4 cm defect on the Occipital Scalp and was amazed that I was able to close this post Mohs defect without a skin graft or secondary intention healing. I will definitely be using SUTUREGARD® again for large defects on the scalp."

Jay Herbst, MD
Port Charlotte, FL

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"The SUTUREGARD® is the first new device for intraoperative skin expansion in years. Previous methods involved cumbersome multi-piece devices or caused unacceptable tissue damage. This device is easy to use and allows me to reduce closure tension across defects of varying sizes and shapes. The effect is most apparent in large wounds, particularly on the scalp and lower legs, where flaps can be replaced with linear repairs. I have also found that some moderate-size defects in these and other areas can benefit from reduction of tension, resulting in smaller repairs and easier recovery for the patient."

Julia Ho Obadiah, MD
Portland, OR

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"The SUTUREGARD® is a great device for the scalp! I used to use pulley stitches and towel clamps to stretch the skin but that traumatizes the skin. The SUTUREGARD® device leaves the skin nicely intact and allows me to close a defect with a primary closure instead of doing a flap."


Erik Haniuk, DPM
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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Ocean State Foot and Ankle Specialists

"The HEMIGARD has transformed certain areas of my practice. It gives me the confidence to allow my patients to initiate early range of motion, especially in the trauma setting, without worrying about breakdown of the incision and leads to better outcomes for me and my patients."

Danielle Butto, DPM
Avon, Connecticut

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Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists

"The HEMIGARD has been a welcomed change to my typical surgical practice. It has allowed me to close deficits in which I would typically need to perform a 3-1 excision on. Additionally, with limb salvage it has prevented dehiscence of amputation sites. Now, I am using it on high- risk incisions and incisions spanning joints as 'suspenders' on my suturing. It is a product I make sure is in my OR now."

Arun Karwal, DPM
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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Ocean State Foot and Ankle Specialists

"The HEMIGARD has revolutionized my surgical approach to foot and ankle surgery.  With their use, I am more confident in high-risk cases like trauma, infectious processes and amputations closure.  I can allow earlier ROM and weightbearing while removing stitches/staples in 2-3 weeks and HEMIGARD in 4-5 weeks.  I look at them as an insurance plan for my incisions."

Dr. James Polo
North Carolina

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"My 92 year old patient with a 1.5 cm squamous cell carcinoma on atrophic, damaged forearm skin closed beautifully. I don’t think I could have closed the defect... without use of the HEMIGARD®. The skin...would have torn with traditional suturing methods."

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Benjamin Perry, DO, FAAD
Meridian, ID

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"The HEMIGARD® is a fantastic device that makes skin closure faster and reduces the risk of dehiscence.  It minimizes damage to the skin leading to less prominent scarring and minimizes the risk of suture tearing through the skin which can be particularly helpful for patients and sites where the skin is very thin.  It is extremely intuitive making it easy to adopt for all physicians including residents in training.  In short, it is an essential tool to add to the armamentarium of any physician performing closures of the skin."

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Maria Schlund, DPM
Itasca, IL

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"HEMIGARD® really cut down on our suture time, that's for sure; beautiful product...easy to use. I think this is the way to go"

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