When it comes to skin cancer, completely removing the growth from affected areas is the highest priority. With an impressive success rate of 98 percent, MOHS surgery is one of the most precise and innovative methods for skin cancer removal. Only a select number of physicians worldwide are certified in this advanced procedure, and we offer this highly specialized technique at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida.
Serving Coral Springs and surrounding areas in Florida, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida is led by our experienced dermatological team. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for MOHS skin cancer removal surgery.
What is MOHS Surgery?
Developed by Dr. Frederic Mohs in 1936 at the University of Wisconsin, this procedure is widely heralded for its nearly 100 percent cure rate as well as its ability to preserve the maximum amount of healthy skin tissue during surgery. At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, our certified MOHS physicians have advanced training to remove:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
These stages of cancer respond to other treatments but only MOHS can ensure a cure rate of 98 percent while leaving as much healthy skin intact as possible.
What Can I Expect During MOHS Surgery?
This procedure is most often performed in an outpatient setting using only local anesthetic. You will be made comfortable, and the growth will be removed in thin layers and examined microscopically to ensure that all of the cancer is removed. Skin layers will continue to be removed until maximum results are achieved. This procedure can last for a few hours depending on the severity, but most patients are advised to prepare to spend most of the day if necessary.
How Much Skin will be Removed?
Our certified MOHS physicians will continue your procedure until they are satisfied that the growth has been removed, and if necessary, they will discuss wound care or skin repair options with you to facilitate proper skin healing and reduce the risk of post-surgical infection. Although our experienced physicians will take every precaution to minimize visible scarring, some scar tissue may remain after your wound has healed.
Our office in Coral Springs can provide you with complete instructions on how to prepare for your procedure as well as what you can expect. We can also address any concerns you may have prior to your surgery.
Contact Dermatology Consultants of South Florida today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about MOHS surgery for advanced skin cancer removal.