A skin cancer diagnosis is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly, even if it’s in the early stages. At Levy Dermatology in Memphis, Tennessee, our go-to removal treatment for basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma is Mohs Micrographic surgery. Mohs is safe, effective and provides up to a 99% cure rate.
Mohs Micrographic surgery is a highly specialized technique that removes skin cancer one layer at a time while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. The procedure is done as an outpatient treatment under local anesthetic. You’ll wait in-office as each removed tissue layer is closely examined under a microscope for cancerous cells. Afterward, the wound is meticulously closed by your dermatologist.
When choosing a Mohs specialist, it’s important to opt for one with at least a one or two-year formal training and who is accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). Surgeons with this accreditation are able to complete the tedious procedure and provide a cosmetically pleasing closure.
Dr. Levy and Dr. Huber are Fellows of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery. Their hands-on experience and extensive training in skin cancer removal with the Mohs technique. At your consultation, either Dr. Levy or Dr. Huber, will create a customized treatment plan based on the size, shape, depth, and location of the cancerous cells. With Mohs Micrographic surgery, you can achieve an optimal outcome with minimal potential for scarring or disfigurement.
At Levy Dermatology, our staff is committed to making your experience a pleasing one from the moment you walk through our door and throughout the treatment process.
If you have skin cancer and are interested in the Mohs surgery, please call us at (901) 295-0183 to schedule your consultation or fill out the form on this page.