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Mohs Surgery


After the skin cancer has been completely removed, a decision is made on the best method for treating the wound created by the surgery. These methods include letting the wound heal by itself, closing the wound in a side-to-side fashion with stitches, or closing the wound with a skin flap or graft. The best method is determined on an individual basis. All wound repairs are performed immediately while the site is still anesthetized. All of our Mohs surgeons have undergone extensive specialized reconstructive surgery training for repairing the wound. On a rare occurrence, other surgical specialists may be utilized for their unique skills if warranted.

Mohs vs. Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)

Benefits of Mohs:

• The most effective skin cancer treatment – over 99% cure rate
• Only removes skin cancer and preserves healthy skin
• Superior long-term cosmetic outcomes
• Cost effective

Our top priority is to provide the most effective skin cancer treatment available for each patient. Image-guided SRT, an X-ray based treatment, has been promoted to patients in recent years as a Mohs surgery alternative. However, SRT has inferior long-term cure rates, requires multiple treatment visits (sometimes as many as 20 to 30), is higher cost for the patient, and has limited published literature on its side effects and long-term consequences. National expert consensus entities firmly state that image-guided SRT should only be considered as a second-line treatment option under special circumstances for patients who are non-surgical candidates.

We are committed to providing patients with transparent information about their treatment options. Please click the button below for a helpful breakdown that compares Mohs and SRT and please reach out to our practice with any questions or concerns.

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