Mohs surgery, developed in 1938 by general surgeon, Frederic E. Mohs, is a microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. It is considered the most effective technique for treating basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer. With this technique, the five year cure rates for new cancers exceed 99% and exceed 95% for recurring cancers. This procedure is done as an “outpatient” with local anesthesia. Mohs is a very precise, highly detailed technique in which small layers of skin are sequentially removed and immediately examined under the microscope until the samples indicate that the skin cancer is completely gone. By removing only tissue where cancer is known to be present, the technique combines a very high cure rate with good preservation of normal skin. We are pleased to have Dr. Makkar and Dr. Whalen, our Mohs micrographic surgeons, available for all your skin cancer needs. With their decades of experience and tens of thousands of successful Mohs cases, you will receive exceptional care in their hands. Contact our office for a consultation for your skin cancer today.
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