Western Skin Institute
Plastic Surgery, Mohs Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (Mohs Surgery)
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, performed by a fellowship-trained member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, is an advanced treatment for skin cancer that offers the highest cure rate - even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another procedure. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment in which the physician serves as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon. It relies on the ability of a microscope to trace out and ensure removal of the skin cancer's roots. This procedure allows physicians who have completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumour, leaving healthy tissue intact and unharmed. Mohs surgery is most often used to treat two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, however it is also an effective treatment for other types of skin cancer.
, Plastic Surgery