Mohs Surgery is a precise, safe, and effective way of removing skin cancers. Under local anesthesia, layers of tissue are removed and examined under a microscope at our onsite laboratory. This process is repeated, if necessary, until all the cancer is removed and only normal tissue remains. Using this technique, 100 percent of the surgical margin can be checked, while removing the least amount of normal tissue.
Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate of any skin cancer treatment.
Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons have obtained the highest possible level of education and training available for the treatment of skin cancer. This training allows Mohs surgeons to accurately interpret slides of tissue from complex tumors. Mohs surgeons are also trained to perform a wide breadth of surgical skin reconstructions — from simple closures to flaps, grafts and complicated multi-step repairs.
Our Mohs surgeon, Dr. Ken Galeckas, has completed an American College of Graduate Medical Education approved fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
To learn more, watch this video from the American College of Mohs Surgeons:
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