mohs skin cancer surgery

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What is it?

Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for many squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, which are the two most common types of skin cancer. Performed under local anesthesia, the Mohs procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer, and examining the tissue under a microscope in real time until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached. Each Pinnacle Dermatology Mohs surgeon is specially trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon and this results in Mohs surgery having the highest success rate of all skin cancer treatments – where cure rates approach 99 percent.

Most patients require only a single, same day surgery.

Could I get this procedure?

Typically, patients who have been diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma on cosmetically or functionally sensitive areas such as the face, head, neck, scalp, hands, feet and genitals, are candidates for Mohs surgery. A biopsy confirming diagnosis must be performed prior to surgery.

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

According to statistics reported by the American College of Mohs Surgery, “Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate of all treatments for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers” with a cure rate exceeding 99 percent for new skin cancers and 95 percent for recurrent skin cancers.”