Mohs micrographic surgery involves removing skin cancer and examining skin tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached (called clear margins). Because the Mohs College surgeon is a dermatologist with special training in cancer surgery, skin pathology, and reconstructive surgery, Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer.
Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your upcoming surgery.
Planning for your surgery:
Q: What is taking so long between layers?
A: Processing the tissue layers in our on-site lab takes between 30-45 minutes depending on the size and cancer type.
Q: Are there activity restraints after surgery?
A: It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for 1-2 weeks after surgery.
Q: Will I be able to drive after the procedure?
A: We do not require you to have a driver for your surgery, however it is best to have someone on standby in case you need a ride. This is especially true if we are working around your eye due to swelling that can sometimes occur from the surgery and the pressure bandage we will apply after the surgery