Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery
For the life of your skin.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized technique for the microscopically controlled removal of problem skin cancers. Developed in the 1930's by Dr. Frederic Mohs, this form of treatment combines the surgical removal of cancerous tissues along with the immediate microscopic examination of the tumor and underlying roots. This layer-by-layer removal and identification process allows our surgeons to more effectively remove cancerous tissues. The single most effective technique for removing Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Mohs has a cure rate of up to 99 percent. The microscopic examination of removed tissues during the surgery eliminates the need to estimate how much to cut and how deep the tumor’s roots go. This enables Mohs surgeons to remove all of the cancerous cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. The standard of care for head and neck cancers, this method results in minimal scarring, making it an ideal choice for highly visible areas.
Though the procedure is done under local anesthesia and rarely requires hospitalization, it is recommended that only a Mohs Fellowship Trained doctor perform the surgery with the highest standards of quality and competency. Because healthy, cancer-free skin is the backbone and foundation of Vitalogy, we’re able to offer our patients three Fellowship Trained Mohs surgeons – Dr. Eric Adelman, D.O., Dr. Kristina Collins, M.D., and Dr. Carlos Gomez-Meade, D.O.