Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced, cosmetically optimal skin cancer treatment with a high cure rate. Further, it is a preferred treatment option for a variety of skin cancer types. In order to get the best results from Mohs surgery, it is important to select a highly qualified surgeon. Below are a few tips on how to choose a Mohs surgeon and what to expect during this in-office procedure.
How to Choose a Mohs Surgeon: Qualities to Look for in a Provider
If you are considering Mohs surgeryfor skin cancer, it is essential to find a dermatology provider who you can trust to perform this procedure. You should look for a Mohs surgeon who:
- Has fellowship training & board certification from the American Academy of Mohs Surgery
- Has experience treating patients with your specific type of skin cancer
- Has many positive patient reviews
- Makes you feel comfortable & well informed
If you’re wondering how to choose a Mohs surgeon you can trust, these are a few key qualities to look for in order to make the best decision for you.
Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer: What to Expect
If you elect to have Mohs surgery, you can expect this outpatient procedure to take a few hours. Your surgeon will disinfect the area to be treated and inject a local anesthetic to numb it. Once the numbing agent takes effect, they will begin to remove the cancerous spot in layers.
The surgeon will then take the tissue to a nearby laboratory to examine it. If cancer remains in the tissue sample, they will repeat the process until the tissue is free of cancer.
Trust the Experts at Kessel Dermatology to Help Keep Your Skin Healthy
Considered to be one of the most precise and effective skin cancer treatments, Mohs surgery is a viable option for many patients with skin cancer, even in sensitive areas. Kessel Dermatology is proud to have Mohs surgery specialists Dr. Marc Handler on our staff. In addition to board-certified Mohs surgeons, we also have a state-of-the-art tissue processing lab on site.
At this time, we have resumed in-office treatments while continuing to offer telemedicine appointments. Whether you have noticed a suspicious skin spot or you have another medical skin concern, we are here to treat you – safely and conveniently. To schedule an appointment with one of our friendly skin experts, give us a call at 609-890-2600.