Mohs micrographic surgery, an advanced treatment for skin cancer, offers the highest potential for cure. As the most precise method of tumor removal, this procedure minimizes the chance for re-growth. Clinical studies have shown that the cure rate for Mohs surgery is the highest of all treatments for skin cancer with up to a 99 percent, 5 year cure rate, even if other forms of treatment have failed*. It has also been proven extremely effective in the treatment of superficial malignant melanomas and other rare forms of skin tumors.
We are proud to offer this highly effective skin cancer treatment. Our physicians can administer the procedure; performing all acts of surgery, pathology and reconstruction. Relying on the accuracy of a microscope to track and ensure the removal of skin cancer down to its roots, surgeons can precisely identify and remove the entire tumor. This state-of-the-art procedure allows dermatologic surgeons, trained in Mohs surgery, to see beyond the visible disease.
WHEN IS MOHS SURGERY NEEDED?
- The cancer was treated previously and recurred.
- The cancer is in a difficult area where it is important to preserve healthy tissue for maximum functional and cosmetic result, such as eyelids, nose, ears, and lips.
- The cancer is large.
- The edges of the cancer cannot be clearly defined.
- The cancer grows rapidly or uncontrollably.
*Skin Cancer Foundation