Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs micrographic surgery is one of the most effective procedures to treat skin cancer, while preserving as much surrounding healthy tissue as possible. It is a delicate, intricate surgical procedure that requires removing the cancerous tumor one layer at a time, to minimize any damage or impact to nearby healthy cells. Each layer is examined under the microscope to confirm the presence of cancer cells: the surgeon will continue to remove and examine additional layers until no more cancer cells can be detected.
This procedure is generally recommended when:

  • The tumor is located in a cosmetically sensitive area, such as the face.
  • The tumor has borders that are hard to define
  • The tumor is large or aggressive
  • The tumor has a high risk of recurrence or has recurred after previous surgery

Though Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a safe and effective procedure, we continue to stress the importance of preventative care. Early detection means more treatment options, which can make all the difference in preserving your health.

Learn more about our Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Ke, here.