Mohs micrographic surgery, or Mohs surgery, is a precise surgical technique in which the complete excision of skin cancer is checked by microscopic margin control . The principles behind it were developed by Dr Frederic Mohs in the 1930s. It offers the highest cure rates while maximizing preservation of healthy skin tissue. Mohs’ procedure is performed by dermatologists or dermatological surgeons who are specially trained in Mohs’ micrographic surgery.
Mohs surgery is recognized as the treatment of choice for high risk basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The skin cancer is progressively removed in stages with local anesthesia. After each stage, the excision margins are microscopically examined for remaining cancer cells and this process is repeated until all cancer has been removed and the wound is only closed after it has been confirmed that the entire cancer has been removed.
Mohs surgery yields higher clearance rates than standard excision, and smaller wounds — therefore better cosmetic results.
Mohs surgery is widely accepted as treatment of first choice for high risk basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma
The cure rate for Mohs’ micrographic surgery is high for both primary (new) basal cell cancers and recurrent tumors .
We offer this gold-standard technique for the treatment of skin cancer.