Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized highly effective technique for the removal of skin cancer. Mohs surgery differs from other skin cancer treatments as it permits an immediate and complete examination of the removed cancerous tissue so that all cancer can be eliminated.
Due to the methodical manner in which tissue is removed and examined, Mohs surgery has been recognized as the skin cancer treatment with the highest reported cure rate, 99% or better.
Physicians trained in Mohs surgery have specialized skills in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology, in addition to Mohs surgery. It is important to note that Mohs surgery is not appropriate for the treatment of all skin cancers. Mohs surgery typically is reserved for those skin cancers that have recurred following previous treatment or for cancers that are at high risk for recurrence. Also, Mohs surgery is used for cancers located in areas such as the nose, ears, eyelids, lips, hairline, hands, feet, and genitals, in which maximal preservation of healthy tissue is critical for cosmetic or functional purposes.
Please see “Before and After” photos. These are actual patients from our practice.