Skin cancer comes in many different forms, but basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common. Different types of treatments tend to work better for different forms of cancer. For basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in particular, Mohs surgery boasts a staggering success rate of 99%. We offer Mohs surgery among our many dermatological services at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. To find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, contact us today.
What Is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure in which the cancerous tissue is carefully removed one layer at a time. The surgeon observes each tissue sample under a microscope until no more cancerous cells are detected. Since its development in the 1930s, Mohs surgery has been hailed as a highly effective form of skin cancer treatment that allows the patient to sustain as much healthy tissue as possible.
What Can I Expect?
The procedure begins by administering a local anesthetic to the treatment area. Our dermatologist will then remove the cancerous tissue layer by layer, closely examining each one in our on-site lab until it is certain that only healthy tissue remains.
What happens directly after surgery will depend on factors such as the size and location of your skin cancer. The area may be left to heal on its own, or it may be sutured with stitches. We will help you get a better idea of what your personal experience will be like during your consultation.
Many patients prefer to rest for several days following their surgery. To help ensure the quickest and most comfortable recovery period, be sure to carefully follow post-operative instructions.
What Are the Advantages of Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery comes with many notable benefits, including:
- Very high success rate
- Outpatient procedure
- Only local anesthesia is needed
Contact Us to Learn More
Skin cancer is often quite treatable if it is caught and dealt with quickly. If you have basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, you could be a good candidate for Mohs surgery performed by the renowned surgeons at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. We are located in Manhattan, NY; Woodbury, NY; Southampton, NY; and Boca Raton, FL. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.