Having a possible skin cancer means opting for the most advanced treatment available – with the highest cure rate – while minimizing the loss of your normal tissues. Mohs micrographic surgery is the cutting-edge in skin cancer treatments and is one of the highly specialized surgeries we offer. Our team at the Laser & Dermatologic Surgical Center is committed to providing you the highest quality and most advanced Mohs techniques available.
Today, Mohs surgery is the most effective technique for removing Basal Cell and Squamous Cell carcinomas, the two most common skin cancers. Dr. Frederick Mohs developed the technique in the 1930s, and it continues to stand the test of time.
Curious to know more? Read on:
- Mohs surgery removes the cancer cells while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. Basal and Squamous cell cancer cure rates are 98% percent or higher with Mohs – significantly higher than the rates for any other method.
- Mohs differs from other techniques in that microscopic examination of the excised tissue occurs during rather than after the surgery. This removes the need for the surgeon to estimate the depth of the cancer cells. This is the key to the success of the Mohs procedure.
- During Mohs surgery, one thin layer of tissue is removed at a time. As each layer is removed, its margins are studied under a microscope for the presence of cancer cells. If the margins are cancer-free, the surgery ends. If the margins are not cancer-free, additional tissue is removed, and the procedure is repeated until clear, cancer-free margins are obtained. The guesswork is removed, and the most optimum surgical and cosmetic results are obtained.
Not only do we employ state-of-the-art Mohs techniques, with the many years of experience of our fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, we can offer you unparalleled skin cancer treatment and care. Skin cancer is a serious condition that is easily cured if found early. If you have a suspicious mole or growth, call to schedule a consultation appointment, today: (314) 878-3839.