Mohs surgery is a highly specialized technique for removing skin cancers. It was first developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Fredrick Mohs. Mohs surgery allows the skilled dermatologist skin cancer surgeon to remove one layer of tissue at a time and to exam it microscopically to ensure the complete removal of the skin cancer, while preserving the maximum amount of healthy skin.
Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate for removal of a skin cancer, 97-99% . The procedure is very safe and performed with local anesthesia. Mohs surgery allows for the tumor to be removed and examined microscopically to detect any “roots” of the cancer that can be identified and mapped. If cancer cells are seen, then an additional layer is removed, only in the areas where there is still cancer present.
If you have been instructed to take antibiotics prior to dental procedures, please notify us to fill your prescription prior to your day of surgery. If you have artificial joint or artificial heart valves please notify us, to ensure you have the proper antibiotic prior to surgery.
Stop all herbal supplements including Vitamin E, fish oil, omega-3, gingko, ginseng, and garlic 14 days prior to surgery. These can thin your blood and cause excessive bleeding.