How does Mohs surgery work?

Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumour is reached (called clear margins). Each Forefront Dermatology Mohs surgeon is specially trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon and this results in Mohs surgery having the highest success rate of all skin cancer treatments – up to 99 percent.

Because of Mohs surgery high success rate, most patients require only a single surgery.

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What can Mohs surgery treat?

Generally, patients who have been diagnosed with basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are candidates for Mohs surgery. Melanoma patients may also be candidates for Mohs surgery, depending upon the outcome of a consultation with your dermatologist.

What Results Can Be Expected from Mohs surgery ?

According to statistics reported by the American College of Mohs Surgery, “Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate of all treatments for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers” with a cure rate exceeding “…99 percent for new skin cancers and 95 percent for recurrent skin cancers.”

For more information on Mohs surgery, or to make an appointment, call Forefront Dermatology at (855) 535-7175 or find a Forefront Dermatology location near you.


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