What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized procedure for the microscopically controlled removal of skin cancers
. Known as the single most effective technique for removing basal and squamous cell carcinomas, Mohs surgery has a cure rate of up to 99%. By microscopically examining the tissues removed during the surgery, it eliminates the need to estimate how much to cut and how deep the tumor’s roots go. Thus, Mohs surgery can remove all of the cancerous cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. It is also ideal for highly visible skin cancer on the head and neck since it results in minimal scarring.
The layer-by-layer removal and identification process allows our Mohs surgeons to more effectively remove cancerous skin tissues. Mohs surgery is a form of treatment developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederic Mohs which combines the surgical removal of cancerous tissues along with the immediate microscopic examination of the tumor and underlying roots.