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.
If you are considering Mohs surgery for 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:
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.
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.
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.
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 or book one online,