Mohs Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. The technique was devised over 60 years ago by Dr. Frederic Mohs at the University of Wisconsin and is considered to be the most effective technique for treating the two most common skin cancers; basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Mohs surgery is done in stages while the patient waits. During the surgery, thin layers of skin containing the cancer are progressively removed and examined until only healthy tissue remains. In most cases, the skin cancer is completed removed within one to three stages. This process allows for removal of all the cancerous cells whilst leaving the smallest possible scar.

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