Mohs micrographic surgery is a state of the art treatment for skin cancer in which the provider serves as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon. It relies on the precision and accuracy of a microscope trace and ensures the removal of skin cancer down to its roots. Of all treatments for skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery:
– Offers the highest cure rate (up to 99%)
– Has the lowest chance of regrowth
– Minimizes the potential for scarring and disfigurement
– Is the most exact and precise means of removal
For decades, Mohs micrographic surgery has proven effective in getting to the roots of skin cancer by combining the surgical removal of cancer with the immediate microscopic examination of the tumor and underlying diseased tissue. This process allows dermatologists who are trained in Mohs surgery to see beyond the visible disease and precisely identify and remove the entire tumor and nothing but the tumor.
Mohs micrographic surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The healing process is similar to that of most surgical procedures. This technique ensures that all the diseased tissue, and only the diseased tissue, is removed, thereby minimizing the size of the wound and the cosmetic result.
Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants
433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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