Mohs Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is state of the art treatment for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. The procedure involves a systematic microscopic search that traces skin cancer down to its roots, allowing removal of the entire tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. Of all treatments for skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers the highest cure rate and is the most exact and precise method of tumor removal.

The procedure was initially developed by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs and has been continuously refined over the past many years. Mohs is performed by specially trained surgeons who have completed additional fellowship training. (Dr. Ingrid Olhoffer completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine.) The physician serves as surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. In general, Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the treatment of choice for: skin cancers in an area of the body where is it important to preserve healthy tissue (eyelids, nose, ears, lips, fingers, toes, genitals); large cancers; and skin cancers that have recurred after previous treatment.

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