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Dermatology

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Mohs micrographic surgery, developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s, is the single most effective technique for removing basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas (cure rates of 98% or higher), the two most common types of skin cancers.

Through specialized training, your St. Luke’s Mohs surgeon removes cancer cells while leaving behind the greatest amount of healthy, non-cancerous skin possible. When you consider that up to 80% of all basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas occur on the head and neck, you realize just how important it is to keep and protect this skin for cosmetic and functional reasons.

This entire process does not require you to wait days for lab results to come back as seen with traditional excisional surgery. Instead, your Mohs micrographic surgeon performs the entire procedure immediately, while you are on site. The entire process may take several hours from start to finish, however, it is worth the high cure rate and cosmetic outcome.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery