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Mohs Surgery: Who Is a Candidate?

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Mohs surgery has rapidly become the gold standard when it comes to the removal of skin cancer. Among its many benefits, Mohs surgery gives you improved odds for the complete removal of cancer cells while minimizing the loss of healthy tissue near the treatment area. In recommending Mohs surgery, we are confident in its exacting ability to help treat various individuals with common forms of skin cancer. Here at Plateroti Dermatology, we are proud to offer this procedure to our clients and encourage you to learn more about it.

Why Choose Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is intended for individuals with various forms of skin cancer including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. During the process, very thin layers of cancerous skin are carefully extracted until the focal area is completely removed. The goal is to safely extract as much of the cancer as possible without damaging any of the surrounding healthy tissue. This is an advancement upon standard surgery and the incisions it requires.

Mohs surgery is best for skin cancers with high risk of recurrence or that may have recurred from a prior procedure. It works well with dermal cancers that may have difficult borders, considerable size, and noted aggressiveness, and the procedure can be performed in areas such as the nose, mouth, eyes, ears, genitals, hands, and feet.

What Can I Expect from Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery requires only the application of local anesthetic to provide greater comfort. The procedure lasts for several hours, and we recommend patients set aside a whole day to allow for the process to be completed. Wherever we detect cancer cells, we will remove a very thin, precise sample of affected skin. This degree of precision helps us target only cancer cells and eliminate them while allowing for the greatest aesthetic outcome. Those who opt or Mohs surgery are able to learn their results on the same day. We will schedule follow-up visits to track your recovery after the procedure.

Contact Us for Further Information

If you have melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs surgery may be the best choice for you. We invite you to get in touch and make an appointment at Plateroti Dermatology! At our offices in Templeton, Dr. Carmelo Plateroti and his friendly team of dedicated professionals will be happy to explain the process in full, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help Contact us today to set up your consultation!

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