Mohs surgery provides the highest cure rate for non-metastasized skin cancers, with the best cosmetic result. This advanced technique involves removing the visible cancer, then examining the removed skin under a microscope. The cancer is carefully mapped so the surgeon can remove cancerous cells while leaving most of the adjacent tissue.
Understanding Your Treatment
Around the world, Mohs surgery is recognized as the most precise method of skin cancer removal because it virtually eliminates cancer cells while causing minimal damage to the surrounding skin. This advanced treatment is especially effective in treating recurrent and aggressive cancers, as well as those on cosmetically sensitive areas, such as the face. Extremely high cure rates (97-99%) can be achieved with this treatment.
What is Mohs micrographic surgery?
Mohs surgery involves removing skin cancer and examining the affected tissue under a microscope. The skin cancer is carefully and completely mapped until all areas are shown to be free of any tumor. The main difference between Mohs micrographic surgery and traditional methods of treating skin cancer is this immediate microscopic control.