Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a cutting-edge treatment for skin cancer that offers the highest possible cure rate for multiple skin cancers while minimizing the scarring of normal tissue. Mohs surgery is performed by highly skilled physicians that specialize in this treatment, such as Dr. Tahernia.
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The microscopic analysis of resected tissue allows the surgeon to track the removal of the cancer and ensure the complete elimination of all tumor roots. As tumors often extend below intact normal skin (like the roots of a tree) this procedure allows the surgeon to see beyond the visible tumor to ensure its complete removal.
The cure rates for Mohs Micrographic Surgery approach 99% for most primary (untreated) cancers with a slightly lower cure rate for secondary or recurrent (previously treated) cancers. This highly specialized procedure preserves the greatest amount of normal tissue and provides the foundation for the best skin reconstructions while limiting scarring or permanent disfigurement.
Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective method known for the removal of non-melanotic skin cancer (basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, sebaceous carcinoma, Extramammary Paget’s disease, Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, etc.).