Why Patients with Recurring Cancer Should Consider Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Posted on: Jul 15 2019
At Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery, patients who have received a diagnosis of skin cancer may be worried about what the future holds for them. Luckily, most patients with skin cancer who undergo treatment will be able to live a normal, active life. There are many types of cancers that may be diagnosed, and there are several methods of treatment. Our practice specializes in offering improved results with a surgical procedure known as Mohs micrographic surgery.
Understanding how Mohs micrographic surgery works
Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized treatment that is used for patients who have recurring cancers or cancer in a highly visible area (such as the face). These cancers are often treated with Mohs micrographic surgery as opposed to excision, radiation, or chemotherapy.
This procedure is performed by a trained and experienced provider who has knowledge and expertise in the treatment of recurring cancers. The procedure is performed by removing skin layer by layer while evaluating the present cancer cells right in the operation room. This allows the doctor to remove the cancerous cells, regardless of how deep in the skin they reside, and do so by maintaining as much of the healthy skin tissues around the treatment area. Treatment with Mohs micrographic surgery ensures complete removal of skin cancer and less scarring than traditional excision.
Who can perform Mohs micrographic surgery?
To perform this procedure, doctors are required to undergo extensive training. This training can guarantee that patients are having the procedure executed by a professional who has performed this treatment for many, many patients in the past. This extra experience improves the success rate of cancer removal greatly while ensuring patients can feel at ease that all of the cancerous cells have been extracted from the skin.
Call Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery today!
Patients who are located in the areas of Englewood, Castle Rock, Lakewood, and Holyoke, Colorado seeking quality care following a skin cancer diagnosis are invited to work with our team to undergo procedures such as Mohs micrographic surgery. Call (303) 761-7797 to schedule an appointment at any one of our several conveniently located practices.