To treat skin cancer the goal is to remove all of the cancer before it spreads. One way to surgically remove skin cancer is Mohs Surgery.
Mohs Surgery is a precise surgical technique where thin layers of cancer containing skin are progressively removed. This technique ensures that the least amount of healthy tissue is removed to leave only a small wound. Each removed layer is examined microscopically to eliminate the need to estimate how far or deep the skin cancer’s roots go.
Mohs Surgery allows the surgeon to control the size and depth of the surgery by carefully examining all edges of the tissue through a microscope.
Benefits of Mohs Surgery
- Highest cure rate for most skin cancers, 99%
- Has the lowest chance of cancer re-growth
- Spares the most normal skin in the tissue removal process
- Minimizes the potential for scarring or disfigurement
- Is the most exact and precise means of skin cancer removal
- Is cost-effective, outpatient surgery utilizing safe local anesthesia