Why Mohs surgery?

If you’re looking for a non-invasive surgical treatment that removes cancerous skin tissue with minimal scarring, then Mohs surgery is right for you. Get ready to schedule your appointment with Advanced Dermatology.

Five things to know about Mohs surgery

For such a precise surgery, Mohs is actually fairly straightforward, which is a big reason why we swear by it. Here are the five main things you should know about why Mohs surgery is the right choice:

  • The procedure is quick. Mohs is an outpatient treatment that does not require general anesthetic or overnight hospital stays. Once that cancer is gone, you’re done.
  • The cure rate is high. For a standard skin tumor being treated for the first time, the cure rate is as high as 99%.
  • There’s minimal scarring. The surgeon only removes cancerous tissue and leaves your healthy skin completely intact.
  • The process is thorough. Because your surgeon goes layer by layer, there is no chance of missing any cancerous tissue. The process is designed to be exact.
  • There’s little pain. You will receive a local anesthetic during the procedure; afterward, the small amount of pain you may feel is easily treated by Tylenol or Advil. No painkillers required.

When is Mohs surgery necessary?

Mohs surgery is the best way to treat common skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, in addition to certain kinds of melanoma. It’s especially effective in treating skin cancers that tend to reoccur or have reoccurred after a previous treatment — the procedure is designed to remove cancer completely, so it significantly decreases the likelihood of recurrence. Mohs is not recommended for patients dealing with more aggressive forms of skin cancer, which require more invasive forms of surgery.

Mohs success story

Advanced Dermatology has specialized in Mohs surgery for years. Patients across New York have relied on out services. Learn more from one of them now:

G. Goldsmith

I was so impressed with Dr. Lefkowitz who performed his Mohs surgery as he expertly removed 100% of the basal cell carcinoma from the bridge of my nose and left almost no trace of my having such a procedure. I am thoroughly satisfied that I chose the right practice to address my dermatological needs.

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