What is Mohs Surgery?

Published on July 28, 2019

Mohs surgery is a specialized form of skin cancer removal treatment. This treatment was named after the physical who created the technique, Dr. Frederic Mohs. Mohs Surgery is different from other forms of skin cancer treatment in that is uses a microscopic examination of the tissue removed and it uses detailed mapping so the surgeon can be sure to only remove the cancer.

Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate for most skin cancer types, even after other treatments have failed. In fact, 97% to 99% of skin cancer treated with Mohs is successful. The procedure typically takes 5-10 minutes to remove each layer of tissue and about half an hour to an hour total to process and examine it. Many tumors have one to three layers to remove. To learn more about Mohs surgery, contact our office to schedule your consultation.