What is Mohs surgery?
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, Mohs micrographic surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating two of the most common types of skin cancer- basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Completed in-office, the procedure includes removal of cancerous cells and lab work during one appointment, allowing for the removal of all cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue, and leaving the smallest scar.
The procedure was developed in the late 1930s by Frederic E. Mohs, MD, and was advanced in the 1960s when Perry Robins, MD, became the first dermatologist to study the technique with Dr. Mohs. Today, Mohs surgery is considered the “gold standard” for removing BCCs and SCCs.
Physicians who perform Mohs surgery have specialized training and wear “multiple hats” during the procedure as the:
What are the advantages Mohs surgery?
Seeking out a physician trained in Mohs surgery provides the patient several advantages, including:
Mohs surgery is particularly in-demand for treatment of BCC and SCC occurring in cosmetically- and functionally-important areas around the eyes, nose, lips, ears, scalp, fingers, toes or genitals.
We are committed to providing the most advanced and innovative medical skincare to our patients. That’s why Valley of the Sun Dermatology includes one of the few certified Mohs surgeons in Arizona. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us today.