- A good doctor should be aware of all available approaches to therapy. This applies equally to surgeons and physicians. Cryotherapy is frequently used by dermatologists to treat mucocutaneous disease but many head and neck surgeons, while seeing some of the same diseases, do not have confidence in the use of this technique. This review is intended to reawaken interest in cryosurgery and show that it can be the most appropriate treatment for some conditions. The modern consent form demands that alternative methods of treatment have been discussed.