According to the Center for Disease Control, skin cancer is the most popular cancer in the United States – the deadliest form of skin cancer is melanoma. Roughly 8,500 people die from melanoma skin cancers every year.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Surgery, also known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the single most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. Compared to other skin cancer treatments, Mohs has the highest success rate. And by highest, we mean a whopping 99% success rate!
Another fact worth mentioning… Mohs surgery is an effective technique to remove two of the most common types of skin cancer basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (which has a high risk of spreading).
With the precision Mohs surgery provides healthy tissue remains intact, instead of blindly guessing how much of the tissue needs to be removed, like standard excision. This is especially helpful when tissue preservations is of the utmost importance – when removing skin cancers on your face, feet, hands and genitals.
What makes Mohs surgery so unique is how the cancer is carefully removed – layer by layer – until the tissue is cancer-free and there is no evidence of cancer at the surgical site.
Benefits of Mohs surgery
- Complete skin cancer removal
- Reduction of healthy tissue loss
- Maximizing the functional and cosmetic outcome
- Restoring the surgical site the same day
Risks of Moh’s Surgery
Some of the risks involved with Mohs surgery include:
- Infection at the surgical site
- Temporary or permanent numbness at site
- Nerve damage
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