Mohs Surgery, also known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery, is a specific surgical procedure that helps in the treatment of skin cancer. The procedure involves progressively removing layers of cancer-affected skin and examining it. The process is continued until your skin is entirely cancer free.
The objective of the procedure is to eliminate as much of the cancer-affected skin as possible, while causing minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. The procedure is carried out on an outpatient basis.
Mohs Surgery is superior to other standard procedures such as local excision. Local excision is considered less ideal as it not only removes cancer-affected portions of the skin, but also much of the surrounding healthy skin. This is why we chose Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer in St. Petersburg patients.
Another advantage with Mohs Surgery is that it allows your doctor/surgeon to verify and ensure that the cancer cells have truly been removed. If all cancer cells have been removed, the chances of an absolute recovery increase. This, in turn, minimizes your need for further treatment in the future.