What is Mohs Surgery?
Named for the late Frederic E. Mohs, MD, who founded the Mohs micrographic surgery technique to remove skin cancers, Mohs surgery is a highly effective surgery that removes skin cancers by excising one layer of tissue at a time. After each layer is removed, it is examined by the Mohs surgeon under a microscope to determine if the tissue is clear of cancer or to precisely map any remaining cancer for excision. This precise microscopic mapping technique enables the surgeon to remove diseased tissue, and spare as much healthy skin as possible.
Mohs is an advanced treatment for specific types of skin cancer and offers the highest potential for a cure while minimizing the cosmetic impact of treatment. If you’ve been referred by another physician or dermatologist for Mohs surgery, we will communicate closely regarding your treatment plan while in our care, and about any follow-up care you may need.