Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Why Mohs Works
Mohs Micrographic Surgery provides the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer, with the success rate up to 99%! Mohs surgery is unique because it allows the surgeon to see where the cancer stops. This is not possible with other forms of treatment for skin cancer. Due to the surgeon having the unique ability to see where the cancer begins and ends, it provides two important advantages. A high cure rate, and smaller skin removal. Mohs allows the patient to keep as much healthy skin as possible.
Who is Mohs For
Mohs is recommended to patients with different forms of skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and occasionally melanoma. Many times, Mohs is preferred in basal and squamous cell carcinomas when the area is aggressive, large, or recent. Or when it appears in an area with little tissue beneath it like the eyelid, nose, ear, scalp, genitals, hand or foot. Occasionally dermatologists recommend Mohs for treating melanoma, which is the most serious type of skin cancer. Mohs is also used to treat some rare skin cancers like DFSP, extramammary Paget’s disease and Merkel cell carcinoma.
Ready to Start?
Kansas Medical Clinic has three providers that have completed training in the specialized Mohs Micrographic Surgery: Dr. Gadzia in Topeka, Dr. Singh in Shawnee and Dr. Albahhar in Manhattan. Click here to schedule your consultation!