Dr. Myers performs Mohs at our Lehi location in a procedure room designated for surgical procedures. The entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia, which allows the patient to stay awake without feeling any pain during the procedure.
Dr. Myers will first remove the visible portion of the skin cancer and then a small temporary bandage is placed over the site, while the tissue layer is processed the patient waits in the room. Our in-office lab processes the removed tissue into a slide that allows Dr. Myers to examine the area microscopically. If he sees that cancers cells remain, he will go back and repeat the process. This is done until no cancer cells remain. After Dr. Myers determines that there are no more cancer cells, he will then close the area. Dr. Myers takes great care to leave as minimal of a scar as possible and maximize cosmetic results.