Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Overview

Face Model PhotoMohs micrographic surgery is a “tissue-sparing” technique for the removal of skin cancer.  Mohs uses a three-dimensional stereotactic surgical technique for the precise and accurate removal of skin cancers while preserving as much of the surrounding tissue as possible.  As a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr Francis Palmer has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and is experienced in the repair of the Mohs resection which, in most instances, can be performed immediately following the Mohs resection.

Indications

Mohs surgery is widely accepted as the single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the two most common forms of skin cancers.  This technique ensures the most complete removal of the skin cancer while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue.  Mohs is believed to have cure rates of 98 percent or higher which is significantly higher than the rates for standard excision or any other accepted method of skin cancer removal.

If you have a biopsy proven diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma, of the skin, contact us today to have Dr Francis Palmer discuss your best options for removal and repair of your skin cancer.