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Benefits of the Mohs micrographic surgery procedure in our Fremont dermatology center


Even the suspicion of skin cancer can bring about a great deal of stress. The physicians at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery want our patients to know that a skin cancer diagnosis does not have to cause sleepless nights. Today, we have in-depth understanding of the various types of skin cancer and the technology to facilitate efficient removal. Many of the skin cancer cases we see are treated with the innovative Mohs micrographic surgery procedure.

Performed in our Fremont and Milpitas offices, the Mohs technique is different than other types of removal, such as scraping, freezing, cutting, and others. Standard excisions of skin cancer may be necessary in some cases, and can often be the best solution. At the same time, there is a bit of guesswork involved in this type of removal where there is none when the Mohs technique is used.

Mohs surgery does not attempt to remove the entirety of a skin cancer lesion at one time. This technique, which was first developed in the 1930s, removes thin layers of skin cells progressively. After a layer is removed, it is immediately examined under a microscope. Subsequent layers of cells are removed and examined until no abnormal cells remain. There are distinct aspects of the Mohs procedure that make it ideal for the removal of some skin cancers:
  • Mohs has a success rate of 99 percent for new skin cancers. For recurring cancers, the success rate is as high as 95 percent.
  • The removal of cells in layers is very conservative, preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.
  • The Mohs surgeon can view 100 percent of a lesion's margins.
  • Removed tissue is immediately examined. No waiting.
  • If reconstruction is needed, there is a possibility for same-day care in many cases.
It is important to know that skin cancer is not untreatable. When detected early, the prognosis for properly treated skin cancer is actually very good. In addition to performing monthly skin evaluations at home, skin cancer detection is aided by annual professional skin cancer screenings with your dermatologist.

Today more than ever before, we have the data and the methodology to quickly detect and treat the various types of skin cancer. To schedule your visit with one of the experienced physicians of the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, call the office nearest you.

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