Dr Jamie McGinness is Board Certified in Dermatology and fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dr. McGinness completed his residency (he also served as chief resident) in Dermatology at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He completed fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center in Leawood, KS, advanced dermatopathology training at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, OH, as well as advanced Mohs and reconstructive surgical training with Dr. Tri Nguyen, a world renowned Mohs surgeon, in Houston, TX. Since becoming a Fellowship trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. McGinness has completed more than 3000 cases using the Mohs method; the most recent five years serving patients in the central Illinois area.
Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly advanced and effective treatment for many forms of skin cancer. The Mohs technique, considered the gold standard in skin cancer treatment, involves the surgical removal of skin cancer layer by layer. During the procedure, each layer is microscopically examined until the cancerous tissue has been completely removed and margins are clear (tissue surrounding the tumor is cancer-free).
Unlike more traditional skin cancer treatment methods that estimate the extent of the tissue to treat, Mohs surgery examines 100% of the tumor margin allowing Dr. McGinness to take only the necessary amount of tissue to ensure complete removal of the cancer. This approach minimizes the amount of healthy tissue removed and improves the cosmetic outcome.
Dr. McGinness is excited to perform both general dermatology and surgical dermatology services. If you are facing a skin concern, we encourage you to contact Dr. McGinness, a specialist who focuses on advanced medical and surgical dermatologic services. Dr. McGinness will be providing cutting-edge medical, surgical, and non-surgical treatments for a variety of skin conditions and will be seeing both general dermatology and surgical dermatology patients.
Patients who have seen Dr McGinness will all agree that he offers a personal touch to their medical care that is extremely rare in today’s society. Dr McGinness truly treats patient as if they were members of his own family. In fact, that is actually his motto—to “always do the right thing”. Patients never doubt his sincerity, compassion, and excellence. He continually strives to be a leader in his field and offer patients the most superior options for their skin cancers and overall dermatologic needs.
When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his four young children and his wife (who also works for Metro East Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner). As a Christian, he believes he is pursuing the direction God has intended for him. He has been an avid runner, but has recently switched to cycling (easier on the knees), and also enjoys skiing. Dr McGinness is very excited to be relocating and offering a much needed service to the Metro East area.