Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Cancer Treatment with Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Dr. Frederic E. Mohs developed the Mohs Micrographic Surgical procedure over 70 years ago. The technique has been refined over the years resulting in a microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer.
Utilizing this technique in the office while the patient waits, Dr. Gross removes tissue from the cancerous area and then examines the processed tissue under a microscope looking for cancer cells. This process allows him to immediately determine if more tissue removal is required. Because the removed tissue is meticulously mapped, Dr. Gross is able to remove more tissue, if needed, from the exact site where the residual skin cancer is, sparing the healthy tissue. The Mohs technique accomplishes a narrow surgical margin coupled with a high cure rate.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery has a very high cure rate when treating primary basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer and is also used for squamous cell carcinoma.
This surgery is an in-office procedure utilizing a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the optimal skin cancer removal procedure for certain types of Skin Cancer.
As with all surgeries, the Mohs Micrographic Surgical Procedure may carry some risks:
- Wound Infection
- Pain or Discomfort
If you have skin cancer or are concerned that you may have skin cancer, call the office of Dr. Keith M. Gross who has over 25 years of experience in treating Skin Cancer and other Dermatological issues. He will meet with you to diagnose and treat your skin condition and determine if you are a candidate for Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.