Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is the most advanced and effective treatment procedure for skin cancer available today.  Developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederick Mohs at the University of Wisconsin and is now practiced throughout the world.

Mohs surgery involves the systematic removal and microscopic analysis of thin layers of tissue at the tumor site until the last traces of the cancer have been eliminated. The immediate and complete microscopic examination and evaluation of excised tissue is what differentiates Mohs surgery from other cancer removal procedures. Only cancerous tissue is removed, minimizing both post-operative wound size and the chance of recurrence.

Mohs surgery is most commonly used for basal and squamous cell carcinomas.   Cancers that are likely to recur or have already recurred are often treated using this technique because it is so thorough. High precision makes Mohs surgery ideal for the elimination of cancers in cosmetically and functionally critical areas such as the face (nose, eyelids, lips, and hairline).

At Dermatology Associates there are no facility or treatment room fees associated with any of our surgical procedures.  Dr. Peter Jenkin also performs same day closures with Mohs surgery for the convenience of the patient.

Click here to view the American Society of Mohs Surgeons video of procedure. (if you experience any problems access their page directly here).

Click here to view the Mohs surgery brochure provided by the American Society of Moh's Surgeons.

Click here to view Dermatology Associates Mohs preparation patient information.


Skin Cancer Surgery

Dermatology Associates offers the latest surgical treatment options for variety of skin conditions including skin cancers.   Dermatologic surgical treatments include: surgical excision, electrodessication and curetage (ED&C), cryosurgery (freezing using liquid nitrogen), laser and Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is a special procedure used to remove skin cancer.   Drs Peter Jenkin, Paula Zook, Alison Young and their staff specialize in removal of pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) lesions, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and melanoma.  

  • Removal of skin cancers
  • Correction of scars from acne and other causes
  • Removal and diagnosis of cysts, moles, skin tags, and growths

Post Surgery Care instructions click here

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