Mohs micrographic surgery requires highly specialized training and is acknowledged as the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer. Developed in 1956 by Frederic E. Mohs, MD, at the University of Wisconsin - Mohs Micrographic Surgery has been refined and today it offers the highest cure rate — 99 percent for basal and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common skin cancers and a 95 percent cure rate for melanoma.
Mohs surgery involves the systematic removal and microscopic analysis of thin layers of skin at the tumor site until the last traces of cancerous tissue have been eliminated. The immediate and complete microscopic examination and evaluation of excised tissue is what differentiates Mohs surgery from other cancer removal procedures. Only cancerous tissue is removed, minimizing both post-operative wound size and the chance of regrowth.
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