ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR TREATING COMMON SKIN CANCERS
Mohs surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating many basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas which are the two most common types of skin cancer. Mohs procedure is done in stages including lab work while the patient waits. This allows the removal of all cancerous cells for the highest cure rate while sparing healthy tissue and leaving the smallest possible scar.
The advantages of Mohs surgery is efficiency and cost effective. Its single visit outpatient surgery, local anesthesia and lab work done on site. Mohs surgery offers the physician to examine 100% of margins spares healthy tissue and leave the smallest scar possible.
Mohs surgery offers one the highest cure rates with up to 99% for a skin cancer that has not been treated before and up to 94% for skin cancer that has recurred after previous treatments.
Mohs surgery is done in stages and in one visit, while the patient waits between stages. Once a layer is removed the surgeon examines it under a microscope in an on-site lab. If any cancer cells remain the surgeon know the exact area where they are and will remove another layer of tissue from the location. This process is repeated until no cancer cells remain.