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Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery, also known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery, is the gold standard for treating high-risk basal and squamous cell cancers. Developed in the 1930s by Frederic Mohs, MD, the ultra-precise procedure requires highly specialized training. The Mohs surgeon removes the cancer in tiny increments, taking the least tissue possible each time. While the patient waits, a technician instantly freezes the newly removed tissue for the surgeon to examine under the microscope. If any cancer cells are present, the surgeon can pin-point their location and remove another tiny amount of skin. This methodical, multi-step process helps minimize scarring. Mohs is widely regarded as the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer, achieving the highest cure rate. Mohs Surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in a medical office under local anesthesia. Patients remain awake during the procedure.

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From evaluation and treatment to post-surgical care, we are dedicated to ensuring that you achieve the best outcome from your treatment.

In addition to following your surgeon’s instructions, we encourage you to watch the educational video below on postoperative care for Mohs surgery.