Mohs surgery is a type of micrographic surgery that is used to treat various types of skin cancer. It’s a particular but effective operation that can provide quick results to those suffering from skin cancers. Our skincare experts at Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia are more than capable in their understanding of Mohs surgery and the benefits it can provide, and our certified Mohs surgeon, Dr. Soonyou Kwon is a reliable expert in skin cancer surgery and dermatology.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is a specific surgical technique that involves progressively removing cancerous skin while limiting any damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The purpose is to remove as much of the skin cancer as possible and to determine if only cancer-free skin tissue remains. This is done by removing thin layers of the cancer-containing skin and examining the tissue in a nearby lab, to determine if all of cancer has been fully removed. The procedure generally lasts from a few hours to the whole day and is done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic.
Should I Get Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is used to treat a number of common forms of skin cancer. While it is usually used to treat squamous and basal cell carcinoma, it has also been shown to be effective for certain forms of melanoma. The biggest advantage to a Mohs surgery procedure is that you will know the results right away and generally the procedure isn’t over until all the skin cancer has been removed. There are some risks of infections around the incision site, and possible bleeding, numbness, or weakness around the surgical area. You should talk to your dermatologist and/or Tamjidi expert to figure out if a Mohs surgery operation is the right choice for you.
Mohs Surgery at Tamjidi
Mohs surgery is an effective and precise improvement to standard local excision surgery and can increase chances for a cure while reducing the need for further surgeries and treatments. At Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia, we are happy to determine if Mohs surgery is the best option for your case and also provide with the excellent Mohs surgery services that Dr. Soonyou Kwon can provide. Call us today.