Skin Cancer Surgery
Our doctors have surgically removed well over 40,000 skin cancers.
Our "Mohs" technique removes cancerous tissue with minimal effects to healthy tissue. It has the lowest reoccurrence rates, highest cure rates and best cosmetic results
of any skin cancer treatment.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (also known as Microscopically Controlled Excision, Mohs Chemosurgery, or simply Mohs Surgery) is the surgical technique we use for the treatment of skin cancer. Even though this technique was invented back in the 1930’s, it has continued to be refined over the years and is considered to be the “Gold Standard” of your skin cancer treatment options.
The goal of Mohs Surgery is to preserve normal tissue while totally removing the skin cancer. The mapping and removal is so precise that the technique assures the highest possible cure rate and at the same time, the smallest possible tumor free wound. This method requires specialized surgical training beyond Dermatology including Pathology, and Reconstructive Surgery that is only found in a Fellowship Training Program.
Mohs Surgery Is Used For The Following:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Removal
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCCs) Removal
- Melanoma in situ (Melanoma less than 1mm in depth) Removal
Other Services and Treatments Provided
- Skin Cancer Surveillance (Skin Checks)
- Evaluation of pigmented lesions
- Skin disorders
- Cryosurgery or “freezing” (mainly used for pre-cancers)
- Curettage and electro-surgery (Scraping and burning with an electric needle)