Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced treatment process for skin cancer that offers the highest possible cure rate for many skin cancers and simultaneously minimizes the sacrifice of normal tissue. This cutting-edge treatment requires highly specialized physicians that serve as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is most commonly used to remove non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, or tumors where specific indications apply.
- Who is a Candidate for Mohs Surgery?
- What Types of Skin Cancer Does Mohs Surgery Treat?
- Side Effects and Complications of Mohs Surgery
- Choosing a Mohs Surgery Specialist
- Preparing for Mohs Surgery
- What is Mohs Surgery?
- What is Recovery Like Following Mohs Surgery?
- What are the Benefits of Mohs Surgery?
- How is Mohs Surgery Performed?
- What Conditions is Mohs Surgery Used to Treat?
Recently Asked Questions
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced treatment process for skin cancer that offers the highest possible cure rate for many skin cancers and simultaneously minimizes the sacrifice of normal tissue. This cutting-edge treatment requires highly specialized physicians that serve as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon.
About Mohs Surgery:
Mohs Micrographic Surgery - History
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) was created by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, in 1936 at the University of Wisconsin, as an 'in situ' way of removing skin cancer. In 1941, Frederick Mohs published his results suing a 'chemosurgery' technique to remove basal cell cancers from 440 patients in which he obtained a 99% cure rate for primary cancers (never before treated) and...
When is Mohs Surgery Used
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is most commonly used to remove non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, or tumors where specific indications apply. MMS is designed to provide the highest cure rate of any form of skin cancer removal and...
Mohs Surgery - The Procedure
The Mohs Micrographic Surgery procedure relies on a highly specialized and contoled sequence of surgical tumor resection and pathological investigation. Using the presently named 'Fresh Tissue Technique', Mohs surgeons mark the area of clinically recognizable tumor (seen with the naked eye) and freeze...
Mohs Surgery Cure Rates
All information provided above lists the 5-year cure rates using MMS...
As a patient undergoing Mohs Micrographic surgery, your reconstruction is often performed at the same time as the cancer resection. This process often contributes to the length of the surgical day but allows the entire process to be completed in one sitting...
What Should I Expect
The MMS patient should expect the highest possible cure rate for their cancer of any treatment method offered anywhere in the world. Second, they should expect the sacrifice of the least amount of uninvolved tissue possible. This should translate into the patient receiving treatment of...
Although no Canadian cost-analysis studies have been conducted, there are a series of American studies published in the past 7 years. It is clear from all studies that Mohs surgery is more costly than purely ablative procedures or office based excisions...
Physicians that perform Mohs Micrographic Surgery are highly trained in cancer resection, skin pathology and reconstruction. Physicians certified as Mohs surgeons by the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology have already obtained...
Associations of Mohs Surgeons:
Canadian Association of Mohs Surgeons
The Canadian Association of Mohs Surgeons (CAMS) was created in 2005 by the 12 American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery trained practitioners in Canada. The association was created to function as an educational body with a responsibility to inform...
Locating A Mohs Surgeon