What Is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery originally developed in the 1930s and has been refined over the years to be the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for removal of skin cancer. In Mohs surgery, the physician removes the skin cancer layer by layer, examining each layer under a microscope, until the tissue is healthy and cancer free. There is no guessing how much of the surrounding tissue to remove because the cancer is removed until no signs of the cancer cells remain. Compare this with cryosurgery, excision, and laser treatments, where the surgeon has to estimate how extensively to treat the area around the tumor, and you will quickly see why Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate of all treatments.