MOHS Surgery

mohsMOHS surgery was created by Dr. Fredric E Mohs, a general surgeon. Mohs surgery requires multiple, interdependent surgical, laboratory, and pathology steps, usually performed by a physician over the course of a single treatment session. It is a method of obtaining complete margin control during removal of a skin cancer using frozen section technique .The cure rate with Mohs surgery cited by most studies is between 97% and 99.8% for primary basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. Because the Mohs procedure is micrographically controlled-skin is analyzed under a microscope- it provides precise removal of the cancerous tissue, while sparing healthy tissue. In anatomically important areas (eyelid, nose, lips), tissue sparing and low recurrence rates make it the procedure of choice for physicians and patients alike.For more information, please click on the link below and go to the Patient Resources section.