Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatments for basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the two most common types of skin cancer. The team of experts at Orlando Dermatology Center in Oviedo, Orlando, and Lake Mary, Florida, includes board-certified dermatologists with advanced training in Mohs surgery. The dermatology practice is dedicated to making sure you get the best care possible for your skin cancer. Schedule an appointment today by calling the office near you, or use the online booking button.
Mohs surgery is different from other skin cancer procedures because it’s done in stages. The surgery is so specialized only Mohs-trained surgeons can perform the procedure.
During Mohs surgery, a board-certified dermatologist at Orlando Dermatology Center removes the cancerous tissue one layer at a time, examining each layer in the lab until they reach the layer without any cancer cells.
Mohs surgery allows the surgeon to effectively remove the skin cancer while causing minimal damage to the healthy surrounding tissue.
The board-certified dermatologists at Orlando Dermatology Center determine if you need Mohs surgery for your skin cancer based on type, location, and size.
They primarily use this technique when removing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) lesions that are large, irregular, or in a highly visible spot. They also perform Mohs surgery for recurring skin cancer.
It’s also sometimes used to treat other types of skin cancer, like melanoma.
The team at Orlando Dermatology Center wants you to feel comfortable during your Mohs surgery and reviews the details of your procedure at your initial consultation. They perform the surgery at the office.
After cleaning and numbing the skin at the site of the skin cancer, your dermatologist removes the visible portion of the lesion. Then, they take a thin sample of tissue from the area and carefully examine it under the microscope.
They continue removing and examining the tissue until they reach the cancer-free layer of skin. Though procedure time varies, you should plan on staying at the office for the majority of the day.
Orlando Dermatology Center employs board-certified dermatologists who specialize in aesthetics, making sure you get the best medical and cosmetic results from your Mohs surgery.
Recovery following Mohs surgery varies, but it can take several months for the wound to heal. However, most people are back to their usual activities quickly.
Additionally, Mohs surgery has a high cure rate and the risk of a recurrence of skin cancer is very low.
Call Orlando Dermatology Center today or schedule your Mohs surgery consultation online.