MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY
Have you recently been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma?
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a highly specialized technique designed to effectively remove skin cancer. The procedure allows for maximum results with increased cure rates while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue.
How Does Mohs Work?
Mohs surgery offers the highest cure rate – up to 99% according to skincancer.org – and boasts the lowest re-growth rate compared to other skin cancer treatments. During treatment, your Levy Dermatology provider meticulously works to remove one layer of skin cancer at a time. Each specimen is then reviewed under a microscope until no cancer-containing tissue remains.
The process is repeated as many times as necessary to ensure all cancerous cells are gone. The wound is then reconstructed and closed.
Am I a Good Candidate for Mohs Surgery?
Mohs is the most exact and precise method of skin cancer removal. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, we strongly recommend Mohs Surgery at Levy Dermatology.
Consultations Are Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Levy Dermatology for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
How Long Does A Typical Treatment Take?
Mohs Surgery is typically done on an outpatient basis solely with a local anesthetic. The amount of tissue being removed during this technique can vary from patient to patient. Depending on your individual needs, your procedure may also entail wound reconstruction. Treatment times are near impossible to anticipate thus we recommend you clear your schedule for the day and plan to spend it with us. You can learn more about how to prepare for Mohs surgery here.
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What Results Can I Expect?
You can expect a higher cure rate when you choose Mohs Surgery. When caught early-on, Mohs effectively removes cancerous cells and has a cure rate of up to 99%. The chance of re-growth is minimized with this specialized surgical technique.
Is There Any Pain or Downtime?
During your treatment, a local anesthetic can be administered to help ease any pain you might experience.
Downtime is dependent upon the location and amount of tissue being removed. Our team will discuss proper wound care and customize a recovery plan according to your individual procedure. In many cases, you’ll be able to return to most normal activities within 24-48 hours following your surgery. Patients that have sutures placed on the skin surface will need to come in for removal in about 7-14 days.
Great experience. The doctor was extremely friendly and knowledgable. Most importantly, her advice and prescriptions worked perfectly.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (901) 624-3333 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Levy Dermatology will reach out to you promptly.
Levy Dermatology is located in Jackson, TN, as well as Collierville and Memphis.