Bill Lear, M.D. is a Mohs surgeon and dermatologist with over 50 peer-reviewed publications on skin surgery and reconstruction. In 2015, after recognizing the lack of effective tools to manage and prevent adverse surgical outcomes, he co-founded SUTUREGARD Medical to create solutions. He founded and is the program director of an ACGME-accredited Mohs surgery fellowship program and has performed over 30,000 Mohs surgeries in his career.
Dr. Barrett 00:03 Introduction of Dr. Bill Lear
Dr. Lear 02:43 Discusses the concept of Creep and Scalp Wounds
Dr. Lear 04:49 Talks about how the products were developed
Dr. Lear 07:41 Iterations of the devices
Dr. Barrett 11:45 What about perfusion?
Dr. Lear 13:21 Talks about collagen fiber matrix organization and relaxation phenomena
Dr. Barrett 17:31 What about undermining?
Dr. Lear 17:50 Tells us why he is NOT a big fan of undermining tissue
Dr. Lear 22:05 Use less Deep Sutures!!!
Dr. Lear 24:46 Veterinary findings in skin closure studies
Dr. Barrett 27:08 Not a big fan of Vicryl
Dr. Barrett 30:59 Discusses nuances in wound closure
Dr. Barrett 32:43 Where to find the surgical videos
Dr. Lear 36:19 Discusses granuloma formation in wound closure
Dr. Lear 36:27 Talks about contact dermatitis
Dr. Barrett 40:59 Gives his insight into ultimate wound closure
Dr. Lear 44:26 Discusses his post-operative dressing protocol
Dr. Lear 46:19 The best thing for wounds post-op: Water
Dr. Lear 47:43 Discusses biologics and growth factors
Dr. Lear 53:21 Low density suturing