Our most specialized treatment used to successfully remove aggressive skin cancers.
A Surgical Approach
Cancers on the face are tricky. Like all cancers, they tend to grow downward, like tree roots stretching in all directions.
The Mohs technique allows the surgeon to use a microscope in real-time. By attacking the cancer in stages, and then carefully looking at the microscopic results, our Mohs surgeons can achieve success rates of 97% or better.
All of our Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons are the best and brightest in their field. Each of them is specialized in not only fully removing the skin cancer, but also closing cosmetically sensitive areas (like the face) with an excellent result.
While most skin cancer patients will not require the Mohs technique, it's a comforting thought to know this expertise is ready and available to you if needed.
Who Needs Mohs Surgery?
- Indicated for the treatment of aggressive Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
- Recommended for cancers located around the eyes, ears, mouth or lips where the skin is thin and/or load bearing.
- Also indicated for some skin cancers located on ankles, shins, hands or feet.
- Mohs is also used for the treatment of rare skin cancers such as extramammary Paget’s disease, Merkel cell carcinoma or dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
How Mohs Surgery Works
Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery
Before Mohs Closure
After Mohs Closure
After the skin cancer and its roots are fully removed, the Mohs Surgeon then repairs the area. Using advanced techniques, most Mohs patients enjoy an excellent cosmetic outcome.