Mohs surgery is a highly specialized technique for the removal of skin cancer. There are a variety of ways to treat skin cancer; however, the Mohs technique combines the most complete microscopic margin control with the most conservative amount of skin removal. Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for skin cancer having the highest reported cure rate.
Mohs Surgery is typically used to treat the two most common forms of skin cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Mohs has been used successfully for many other types of skin cancer, including Melanoma. Mohs is very useful for skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas of the face where preservation of healthy skin is of utmost concern, such as the ears, lips, nose or near the eye.
The Mohs surgeons listed on our site are either members of the American Society for Mohs Surgery or the American College of Mohs Surgery or both. Membership in these societies demonstrates ongoing education and interest specifically in Mohs Surgery. In addition, the requirements for fellow status in both of these organizations demonstrates proficiency with Mohs surgery above and beyond what is required for certification by the American Board of Dermatology.