Finding out that you have skin cancer can be terrifying. Thankfully, most skin cancers are slow-growing and respond well to treatment.
Most treatments include the surgical removal (excision) of the skin cancer but leave you waiting for days for lab test results to find out if all of the cancer was removed effectively. With Mohs surgery, you can leave our office without skin cancer just a few hours after you arrive.
Mohs surgery is the single most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. With the Mohs technique, physicians can precisely identify and remove an entire tumor, while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. This precision delivers the best cosmetic result, the lowest recurrence rate and the highest chance of a complete cure, compared to any treatment method.
Mohs surgery has up to a 99 percent cure rate for primary skin cancers. It is considered the gold standard for treating many basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common types of skin cancer.
Success rate of 99 percent for primary tumors.
Single-visit outpatient surgery using local anesthesia.
Most procedures completed in just a few hours. No spending all day at a surgical center or hospital.
No waiting weeks for biopsy results — lab work is done on-site so you can leave the office cancer-free.
Minimally invasive (spares healthy tissue). Best cosmetic results of any skin cancer treatment.
Most post-treatment wounds heal on their own or require only minimal reconstructive surgery.