Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced treatment for removing skin cancer.* This treatment allows the dermatologist to see beyond the visible disease, and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed.*
Mohs surgery differs from other skin cancer treatments. It provides immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancerous tissue.* This ensures that the cancer has been eliminated.*
Mohs surgery is the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, minimizing the chance of regrowth and lessening the potential for scarring or disfigurement.*
Mohs surgery is done to help treat skin cancer.* During the surgery, a thin section of the tumor and a small area around it are removed.
The removed tissue is looked at right away under a microscope. The process is then repeated. Sections of tissue continue to be removed and looked at under a microscope until no more cancer cells are found.
During standard tumor removal, the tumor and a margin of healthy tissue around it are removed all at once. Mohs surgery removes the tumor in portions that are examined.
This makes it more likely that all the cancer is removed.* There is a very low chance of it coming back.* Also, less healthy tissue often needs to be removed than with standard tumor removal.*
After the tumor has been removed, the surgeon can often fix the area during the same surgery.*
*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.