When is Mohs surgery the best option?
The doctors of Skin Center of South Miami are dedicated to assisting patients with a wide range of dermatological concerns. One condition that requires extensive attention is that of skin cancer. The skin is the largest organ of the body, making it susceptible to skin cancer. When patients fail to protect their skin from the sun, they are increasing their risk of developing skin cancer in the future. The doctors at our South Miami, FL area practice want to help with treatment options, including Mohs micrographic surgery.
Understanding Mohs micrographic surgery
The professionals at the Skin Center of South Miami describe Mohs micrographic surgery as a method of removing squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas which are two common skin cancers that are diagnosed on the body. This method is the most conservative way of removing cancerous skin while maintaining as much healthy skin as possible. Because this surgery provides excision that is more precise than any other method, it is often chose for patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer in an area of the face or body that is highly visible. The procedure removes layers of skin while monitoring for skin cancer cells throughout, allowing the doctor to remove as little skin as possible to avoid disfigurement.
When should I consider Mohs micrographic surgery?
The best time to consider Mohs micrographic surgery is:
- With a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma
- When the skin cancer is located on a highly visible area where removal should be conservative
- When patients are experiencing returning skin cancer
- With skin cancer that can be easily excised from the face or body
Call the Skin Center of South Miami to learn more about Mohs micrographic surgery
Our doctors of South Miami, FL are here to help men and women with their skin cancer concerns. If you are interested in discussing the benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery with one of our professionals, we urge you to book a consultation appointment at our facility at 7800 SW 57th Avenue, Suite #110. We can be reached by phone to request a visit at (305) 740-6181.