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What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is a precision surgical technique utilized to treat skin cancer. The process involves the removal of the layers of cancer-containing skin in localized areas until only noncancerous tissue remains. Mohs utilizes a precise technique to remove cancerous tissue while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy skin.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is considered the “gold standard” treatment for skin cancer primarily due to an outstanding 98 percent cure rate. Dermatologists trained in Mohs surgery can strategically target and remove skin cancer with specialized mapping techniques to extract cancerous tissue from each skin layer individually while analyzing the entire peripheral and deep margin of tissue. This helps them to ensure all the tumor is removed.

Thus, Mohs surgery serves as a tissue-sparing technique that can offer the highest cure rate for many different types of skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Why Choose Mohs Surgery?

Dermatologists rely on Mohs to treat the most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, in addition to some types of melanoma and other unusual skin cancers.

The procedure remains particularly useful for skin cancers that:

  • Are located in areas where a patient wants to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible. This might include the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hands, feet, or genitals
  • Exhibit a high risk to reoccur or previously recurred after treatment.
  • Are large or aggressive
  • Have borders that are difficult to define

Benefits of Mohs Surgery

Choosing Mohs Surgery over other forms of skin cancer treatments may include:

Minimal Scarring

The Mohs treatment helps the preservation of healthy skin while removing only the cancer itself. Dermatologists will use the smallest incision possible to help minimize potential scarring or damage to surrounding tissue.

Affordability

Mohs helps patients avoid ongoing hospital stays and larger medical expenses that accompany them. Dermatologists will perform the procedure on-site instead of in the hospital, alleviating prolonged hospital stays and lowering overall cost.

High Cure Rate

Compared to topical approaches or light therapy, Mohs provides a 98% cure rate for the two most common skin cancers.

Local Anesthesia

General anesthesia remains associated with more risks than local anesthesia. Specialists utilize local anesthesia for the Mohs Surgery procedure to ensure that the procedure is as safe as possible, as well as more comfortable for patients.

Why Choose Mohs Surgery?

Dermatologists rely on Mohs to treat the most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, in addition to some types of melanoma and other unusual skin cancers.

The procedure remains particularly useful for skin cancers that:

  • Are located in areas where a patient wants to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible. This might include the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hands, feet, or genitals
  • Exhibit a high risk to reoccur or previously recurred after treatment.
  • Are large or aggressive
  • Have borders that are difficult to define
Choose-Mohs-Surgery

Benefits of Mohs Surgery

Choosing Mohs Surgery over other forms of skin cancer treatments may include:

Minimal Scarring

The Mohs treatment helps the preservation of healthy skin while removing only the cancer itself. Dermatologists will use the smallest incision possible to help minimize potential scarring or damage to surrounding tissue.

Affordability

Mohs helps patients avoid ongoing hospital stays and larger medical expenses that accompany them. Dermatologists will perform the procedure on-site instead of in the hospital, alleviating prolonged hospital stays and lowering overall cost.

High Cure Rate

Compared to topical approaches or light therapy, Mohs provides a 98% cure rate for the two most common skin cancers.

Local Anesthesia

General anesthesia remains associated with more risks than local anesthesia. Specialists utilize local anesthesia for the Mohs Surgery procedure to ensure that the procedure is as safe as possible, as well as more comfortable for patients.

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The Mohs procedure offers patients outstanding success rates for patients facing skin cancer. Dr. Deborah Longwill and her team from the Miami Center for Dermatology commit to ensuring their patients understand all their skin cancer treatment options. Specifically, Dr. Joshua D. Fox from our staff is a certified Mohs surgeon. 

To learn more about Mohs Micrographic Surgery, reach out to our dedicated staff today!

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