Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery or more commonly just referred to as Mohs, is named after Dr. Frederick Mohs, the doctor who pioneered the research and technique that lead to the techniques used today. It is a highly specialized type of surgery for skin cancers that are considered more high risk or are in areas where tissue preservation is important. Examples include: skin cancers that have a high risk of recurrence or that have recurred after previous treatment, are large and aggressive, have borders that are difficult to define, and in areas on the face, hands, feet, and genitals. Mohs has a very high cure rate. When treating basal cell (BCCs) or squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) the cure rate is 98%, and 95% for BCCs that have recurred after being treated previously.

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