What is Mohs Surgery?

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Did you know that each week we dedicate an entire day to skin cancer removal?  While we routinely perform standard excisions for skin cancers throughout the week, we block out our schedule at least one day a week for the specialized skin cancer removal we all know and love called Mohs.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery (referred to as simply Mohs or Mohs Surgery) was first developed by Dr. Frederic Mohs, a Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, in the 1930s.  Throughout the years it has evolved into the highly precise removal of skin cancer in which damaged cells are removed in stages as opposed to a large area being removed at once.  This type of removal ensures all margins are clear and there are no remaining “roots” of the skin cancer that extend beyond the visible surface.

Continue reading to learn more about this highly precise method of skin cancer removal.

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