About Mohs Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a highly effective technique for removing a variety of skin cancer. The term “Mohs” refers to Dr. Frederic Mohs, Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, who developed this surgical technique in the 1930s. The technique has undergone many refinements and has come to be known as “Mohs micrographic surgery” or simply “Mohs surgery” in honor of Dr. Mohs.
Why Choose Mohs surgery? Using Mohs surgery, the Mohs surgeon can precisely and accurately remove the tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed.
Specifically, the skin cancer is removed in stages and the entire surgical margin is examined under the microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached, hence clear margins. Thus, Mohs surgeon acts as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. Ultimately, Mohs surgery yields the highest cure rate of all treatments for skin cancer.
Surgical Dermatology Services
As dermatologic surgeons, our board certified dermatologists can diagnose and remove growths of every description. We routinely diagnose skin cancers and deal with the majority of skin cancers ourselves. We can advise you regarding alternative treatments, medications, Mohs surgery, or plastic surgery. Some of the most common skin conditions requiring surgery include:
- Skin cancers
- Moles (Any mole or growth which has changed in any way should be brought to our attention.)
- Skin tags (cosmetic removal)
- Unknowns – a very large group!
Consistently voted as a top dermatology office by patients and peers, we help our patients attain and maintain vibrant and healthy skin for life. If you or a loved one has a concern about skin cancer we welcome your call. Call us at (615) 771-1881 or contact us via email to schedule a consultation.
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