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Advanced Surgical Care Specialist

Ali Hendi, MD

Skin Cancer Specialists & Mohs Surgeons located in Chevy Chase, MD

If you need skin cancer removal, the office of Ali Hendi, MD, offers advanced surgical care with a 99.3% patient satisfaction rate. Procedures are conveniently available in an accredited, on-site surgical center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Hendi is one of the few dermatologists in the area with extensive expertise in Mohs surgery, which is considered the gold standard in skin cancer treatment. We proudly serve the Washington, DC/DMV and the surrounding areas including: Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Potomac, PG County, Baltimore County, Arlington, Mclean, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Chantilly, Alexandria, and Fairfax. For advanced surgical care, call the practice today.

Advanced Surgical Care

Which skin cancers can be addressed with advanced surgical care?

The team at the office of Ali Hendi, MD, possesses the training and expertise to treat all forms of skin cancer. This includes:

Basal cell skin cancer

About 80% of skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas, which usually form on areas of your body that are exposed to the sun, including your head, face, and neck.

Squamous cell skin cancer

Squamous cell cancers are less common than basal cell. Like basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell cancers are brought on by sun exposure.


Melanoma is a less common but more dangerous type of skin cancer. Melanomas grow in the pigmented cells that give your skin its tan color.

Actinic keratosis 

Actinic keratosis is a precancerous growth caused by too much sun. A small fraction of these growths turn into squamous cell skin cancer.

What kinds of advanced surgical care do you provide?

Mohs surgery is an advanced surgical technique that has a 99% cure rate for squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers while minimizing scarring and preserving your surrounding skin. Dr. Hendi first numbs your surgical site then delicately shaves off a thin slice of cancerous tissue.  

He takes the tissue and examines it under a microscope in an on-site laboratory. Dr. Hendi repeats this process until all of your skin cancer is gone. Afterward, to minimize scarring, he applies a skin graft, uses stitches, or in some instances, lets your wound heal naturally.

The goal of your surgical treatment is to  free you of skin cancer.

Where is advanced surgical care performed?

The team at the office Ali Hendi, MD, performs surgical procedures on-site at the Hendi Ambulatory Surgery Center, PD. This surgical facility adheres to the highest standards of patient care. The center has achieved accreditation from:

  • The state of Maryland
  • Medicare
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

The team at the office of Ali Hendi, MD, monitors standard quality measures every year. Their goal is to advance and promote your safety while providing high-quality care. 

In 2018, the most recent year that data was available, the ambulatory surgery center achieved the following quality measures:

  • Patient satisfaction: 99.3%
  • Infection rate: <1%
  • Complication rate: <1%
  • Medical errors: 0.0%
  • Incidents: 0.0%

All of these quality measures far exceed nationally accepted standards. Call the office of Ali Hendi, MD, today to learn more about advanced surgical care.