Debra Price MD PA Board Certified Dermatologist

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and continues to increase in incidence. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common forms of non-melanoma skin cancer with an estimated 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer occurs in one in fifty five Americans and has the greatest propensity to spread or metastasize if not detected early.

Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized technique most commonly used for the removal of nonmelanoma skin cancer. It is performed by a highly trained physician who assumes the role of dermatologic surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon. This meticulous skin cancer removal and microscopic analysis technique provides the highest cure rate and removes the least amount of normal, uninvolved skin around the tumor, thereby limiting scarring and enhancing the potential for a better cosmetic outcome.

About Mohs Micrographic Surgery: American College of Mohs Surgery Patient Education Video

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