What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
Mohs surgery is done on an outpatient basis in a procedure room with a nearby laboratory that allows the surgeon to examine the tissue after it is removed.
Mohs Micrographic surgery is a specialized, highly effective technique used to treat skin cancer. The goal of Mohs surgery is to remove as much of the skin cancer as possible, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
Mohs surgery differs from other skin cancer treatments in that it allows an examination of the removed cancerous tissue, so that all “roots” and extensions of the cancer can be eliminated.
Mohs surgery is recognized as the skin cancer treatment with the highest cure rate.
Mohs has a cure rate of up to 99%, as compared to a cure rate of 85% to 92% for standard skin cancer surgery.
You can put your mind at ease knowing that in addition to providing you with the HIGHEST CURE RATE possible, the Mohs Procedure removes the least amount of healthy skin compared to other surgical techniques.