What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Surgery is a highly specialized technique designed for the treatment of skin cancer. The procedure was developed in the 1930s and has been refined and perfected over the years. Mohs surgery differs from other treatments of skin cancer in that it permits the instant examination of the cancerous tissues so that no roots of cancer remain in the patient.
Mohs surgery relies on careful mapping and preparation of the removed tissue and uses the precision and accuracy of the microscope to map out the roots of the tumor, which would otherwise not be visible. Skin cancer tumors can be deceptively large, and Mohs surgery allows the surgeon to be sure that the tumor is completely removed.