Mohs Surgery, the Most Effective Against Skin Cancer | Ava MD

Mohs Surgery, the Most Effective Against Skin Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer it is likely that you’ve heard of the term “Mohs” as a potential treatment for your cancer. Mohs micrographic surgery is an innovative procedure that combines surgical treatment to remove your cancer as well as on-site pathology services to ensure that every cancerous cell has been removed before you leave our clinic.

By combining surgery and lab pathology in the same visit, you achieve an incredibly high cure rate for your skin cancer – while saving precious time. Mohs should only be performed by a physician who is experienced and trained in providing the procedure. Ensuring the credentials of your provider will guarantee the effectiveness of the surgery and can help eliminate complications.

During your Mohs surgery, Dr. Shamban will slowly and carefully remove cancer cells from your skin – only taking those cells absolutely necessary. Those cells will then be evaluated in the lab to determine if all of your skin cancer has been removed. By working deliberately in this fashion, Dr. Shamban assures that all the cancer is removed in one surgery. You shouldn’t have to return for a second surgery, as can be the case with other surgical skin cancer treatments.

Mohs procedures are also so precise that Dr. Shamban will not have to take more cells than necessary to completely eliminate your skin cancer. This characteristic often makes Mohs the treatment of choice for patients who have cancer cells in a highly visible area such as the face – as Mohs surgery often leads to smaller, less visible scars.

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer and would like to learn more about one of the most innovate and effective treatments available, contact AVA MD today to learn more about Mohs Surgery.