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Mohs Surgery in Claremont CA

Treat skin cancer with a 98 percent success rate using Mohs surgery in Claremont CA

Mohs Surgery in Claremont CAThanks to Mohs surgery in Claremont CA, a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma isn’t as scary as it used to be. Whereas in the past surgeons had to make an educated guess about how much tissue to remove to eliminate all the cancer cells, now dermatologists like Dr Gross can use the Mohs surgery technique to better pinpoint the cells that need to be excised.

What is Mohs Surgery in Claremont CA?

Mohs micrographic surgery involves removing the skin cancer layer by layer, checking for cancer cells along the way. This allows your dermatologist to remove all the cancerous tissue and very little of the healthy tissue for an extremely targeted and effective procedure. As a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr Gross is qualified to perform Mohs surgery in ClaremontCA in his office using local anesthesia. Because Mohs surgery enables such precise targeting of skin cancer cells, this procedure has a 98 percent success rate in removing carcinomas. The procedure can also be used on certain melanomas, at the dermatologist’s discretion and with the use of special stains to enable the surgeon to spot the microscopic melanoma cells.

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Just because Mohs surgery in Claremont CA delivers such great results doesn’t mean that you should postpone the procedure or your annual skin cancer screenings. It’s always better to catch and treat skin cancer early while the affected area is still small. That way, Dr Gross can remove the carcinoma with less cosmetic impact, and you can enjoy shopping and dining in “The Village” in Claremont CA without worrying about how your skin looks.