Mohs Surgery

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat different types of skin cancer. It obtains a complete margin control during the removal of a skin cancer and a high cure rate.

Of all techniques to remove skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate and minimizes the amount of healthy, undiseaded skin removed, as well as the extent of scarring.

This state-of-the-art treatment is a one day, outpatient surgery using local anesthesia which is generally reserved for use only with certain skin cancers. Those that are large, have recurred following conventional treatment, or those found in certain anatomic locations such as the central face are very effectively treated with Mohs micrographic surgery.

This thecnic is utilized most often for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and lentigo maligna (an early form of melanoma usually occurring on the face).

However, the Mohs surgery is also useful for other, less common forms of skin cancer, including sebaceous carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, microcystic adnexal carcinoma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.

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