Mohs Micrographic Surgery
WHAT IS IT?
Mohs micrographic surgery is universally accepted as the most effective and precise method for removing the two most common types of skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs Micrographic Surgeons undergo years of advanced training, and the process has a 98% rate of successfully removing skin cancer for good because of how careful, precise, and methodical the surgical process is.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Mohs can be performed on nearly any patient suffering from basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. However, this surgery is particularly beneficial for patients that have skin cancer in sensitive areas of the body, like the nose, ears, eyelids, lips, hairline, hands, feet, and genitals. Because Mohs micrographic surgery preserves the largest amount of healthy tissue, it helps ensure that these delicate areas are left in the best condition possible after surgery.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
During surgery, skin cancer is removed layer by layer. As each layer is removed, it is carefully examined under a microscope by a fellowship trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon. If a layer reveals more skin cancer, surgery continues until only healthy, non-cancerous tissue is seen under the microscope.