OJ Rustad, MD – ADC Surgeon

OJRustadDr. OJ Rustad completed his four year Dermatology residency program at the University of Minnesota. He then was selected for a Cutaneous Surgery Fellowship at the University of MN in 1990. During this fellowship, he received further extensive surgical training in Mohs skin cancer surgeries as well as cosmetic surgeries and procedures. This additional training has allowed him to develop proficiency in the various surgeries of the skin.

After years of providing surgical treatments to patients from the outpatient surgical suites of local hospitals, Dr. OJ Rustad has provided these outpatient surgeries from ADC’s on-site outpatient surgical suites since 2000. He has therefore been able to conveniently, regularly, and more cost effectively offer these services, including Mohs skin cancer surgery, directly at ADC. Dr. OJ

Rustad has performed well over 4,000 Mohs surgeries, including their necessary reconstructions. He and his staff enjoy providing this service for our patients as well as for the patients of other referring health care providers, and believe this is a great asset to our community from our practice.

Dr. Rustad is a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS) and has been since 2000. This organization was established in 1990 to “promote the highest standards of patient care relating to Mohs surgery for the surgical removal of skin cancer and other appropriate malignancies: to establish quality assurance and regular peer review of Mohs surgeons;…

The ASMS explains ”Mohs surgery is not only a tissue-sparing surgical treatment, it has the highest cure rate for skin cancers. Mohs surgery has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer, with a cure rate of up to 99% for certain tumors. Due to the fact that the Mohs procedure is micrographically controlled, it provides the most precise method for removal of the cancerous tissue, while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue.

For this reason, Mohs surgery may result in a significantly smaller surgical defect and less noticeable scarring, as compared to other methods of skin cancer treatment. The Mohs procedure is recommended for skin cancer removal in anatomic areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes. It may also be indicated for lesions that have recurred following prior treatment, or for lesions which have the greatest likelihood of recurrence.”

 

 

Learn More About Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Mohs Surgery

4,000 Mohs Surgeries…
Dr. OJ Rustad completed his four year Dermatology residency program at the University of Minnesota. He then was selected for a Cutaneous Surgery Fellowship at the University of MN in 1990. During this fellowship, he received further extensive surgical training in Mohs skin cancer surgeries as well as cosmetic surgeries and procedures. This additional training has allowed him to develop proficiency in the various surgeries of the skin.

Surgical Testimonial
“Not very often do you find a doctor of Dr. O. J. Rustad’s caliber. He is not only a highly skilled MOHS surgeon; he is also a very compassionate and caring individual. You are definitely in the best hands when he is your doctor.”
Janet E., Shoreview

Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery is a specialized technique for removing skin cancers. Instead of taking a large amount of skin all around a skin cancer and having a pathologist later examines it later in order to try and make sure all the cancerous cells are gone, Mohs surgery removes the smallest amount of normal tissue possible. This is especially important in areas such as the face, where it’s important to have a good cosmetic outcome as well as remove the cancer.

In Mohs surgery, as the cancer is excised, each section is microscopically examined to determine if any cancer cells are still present. If any cells remain, only the cancer cells and as few as possible normal cells next to that area are removed.

American Society for Mohs Surgery – Patient FAQs
Is Mohs surgery the best treatment option for all skin cancers?

If you have any type of suspicious skin lesion you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist. If skin cancer is suspected, he or she may recommend and perform a biopsy. Mohs surgery may be recommended based on the type…Mohs Surgery Patient FAQ’s.

View Mohs Surgery Repair Photos Here

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Skin Cancer on Right Hand – Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

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Surgical Removal of Benign Lesions

In addition to cancer removal surgeries, Advanced Dermatology Care offers surgical excisions of benign lesions such as epidermal cysts, lipmoas, and warts. Like any surgery, an office visit to discuss options is required before scheduling any type of removal surgery.

Schedule an appointment today to learn about you options for a benign lesion removal!

“Look Better – Live Better”

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Have you ever had someone tell you that you look tired, or ask if you haven’t been sleeping well, but the truth is you sleep like a rock and life couldn’t be better?

The real culprit here is the aging skin around the eyes. As we age the eyelid skin loses its elasticity, and muscles supporting them weaken, causing our eyelids to droop and bags appear making us look worn and tired. Severely sagging skin can cause an extra fold of skin to form which can hang over the eyelashes and impair your vision.

What is a Blepharoplasty?
A surgical procedure called a Blepharoplasty, or “eyelid surgery” can help remove excess skin from the upper eyelids, and protruding fat causing the “bags” under the eyes.

However, this procedure will not stop your eyes from continuing to age, and cannot alter dark circles, fine lines around the eyes, nor change sagging eyebrows. Additional surgical procedures such as a brow lift, and/or cosmetic facial treatments such as chemical peels, Fraxel® Re:pair laser resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers may be suggested in conjunction to your blepharoplasty to help treat other cosmetic concerns.

Before and After Photos:

Before                                                  After

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*These are actual patients whose photos demonstrate typical results; individual results may vary.

Face & Neck Lifts

The most prominent feature on the human body is undeniably the face. It’s the first thing people see when they look at you. True beauty comes from within, but it’s safe to say that most of us wouldn’t mind having our outward appearance be just as dazzling.

Sun damage, fluctuations in weight, smoking, pollution, genetics and many other factors affect the health and appearance of the skin. Over time the skin loosens and sags, wrinkles and deep furrows develop, and muscles throughout the face weaken.

What is a Rhytidectomy?
A Rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a “facelift,” may help by tightening the skin on the face and neck. While a facelift cannot stop the aging process, it can, however, turn back the clock 5, 10, sometimes even up to 20 years. It may improve the appearance of some wrinkles, but others, such as vertical lip lines, will not be improved by a facelift.

Additional cosmetic facial treatments such as chemical peels, Fraxel® Re:pair laser resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers may be suggested to help treat wrinkles and deep furrows, as well as improve the texture and appearance of scars, age spots and other blemishes.

 

 

Face & Neck Lift – Before & After Photos
These are actual patients whose photos demonstrate typical results; individual results may vary.

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Liposuction

Past procedures for body contouring by fat removal have involved extensive operations, long hospitalizations, and long scars. These “cosmetic” procedures left much to be desired, even in the hands of a gifted surgeon. In addition to the unsightly scars, postoperative complications were frequent. People with only moderate deposits of fat usually were not willing to trade their fat deposits for the risks and scars.

 

Liposuction is an improved technique for body contouring which offers good cosmetic results, significantly fewer risks for the patient, minimal scars, and infrequent postoperative complications. This “new” procedure is performed in our office utilizing local anesthesia.

Liposuction Testimonial
I had liposuction on my love handles and stomach. Wish I would have done it sooner!! The surgery team of Dr. Rustad, Chris, Cindy and Franci was awesome; they made me feel comfortable from the start. When I returned for the post op, the surgery team was there and they were amazed at how good I looked already. Dr. Rustad said that it is going to get even better. Recuperation has been fairly easy and I took a week off of work. However, I feel that I could have gone back after 2 1/2 days. I for sure would do it again!
Kim G., Somerset, WI

 

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