mohs skin cancer surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Named after its pioneer, Dr. Frederick Mohs, Mohs surgery has become the gold standard in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers, particularly basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Village Dermatology offers in-office Moh surgery. Read about Dr. Iona Chapman, our mohs-trained surgeon.
Developed in the 1930s by Dr. Mohs, and perfected by dermatologic surgeons, Mohs surgery offers the unique ability to have a skin cancer fully treated, from excision to ensuring clear margins to repairing the skin defect, all in one visit. This is all done in the doctor's office under local anesthesia while the patient is awake and comfortable, avoiding the high cost of facility/hospital fees as well as the cost and risk of general anesthesia.
More importantly, Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers. With Mohs surgery, patients get the highest cure rates, lowest recurrence rates, and the best cosmetic outcomes.