At Doctor’s Approach Dermatology and Surgery, we know skin cancer. If you are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer, which make up the vast majority of skin cancers, our fellowship-trained board-certified dermatologist will develop a treatment plan specifically for you. Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of these skin cancers.
Mohs surgery is named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed the procedure that carries his name in the 1930s. Since then, Mohs surgery has been used by a growing number of surgeons to treat a wide variety of skin cancers. Mohs surgery is recognized by the medical community as the most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, known respectively as BCCs and SCCs. They are the most common skin cancers. Mohs is widely utilized because it spares the largest amount of healthy tissue – while nearly eliminating cancer cells. Studies reveal cure rates for BCC and SCC are 98 percent or higher when Mohs surgery is performed – dramatically better than other methods.
Advantages of Mohs surgery at Doctor’s Approach Dermatology include:
- Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons
- 50 years of combined experience in Mohs surgery
- Over 15,000 Mohs surgeries perform at Doctor’s Approach Dermatology
- Mohs is the most effective technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma
- Most patients only require one surgery
- Complete cancer removal during surgery, virtually eliminating the chance of the cancer growing back
- Minimize the amount of healthy tissue lost
- Maximizing the functional and cosmetic outcome resulting from surgery
- Repairing the site of the cancer the same day the cancer is removed
- Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate for skin cancer
Meet our Mohs Team
“All the staff are wonderful! They are professional, kind, and great at helping me understand the procedures they use in taking care of my skin issues and explaining how to care for my wounds when at home. They always answer my questions with patience and kindness. I’ve had a couple of MOHS procedures done and have at times been very nervous when I come to the office. They are all wonderful about putting me at ease before, during, and after each procedure.”- Jacqueline M.
What does it mean to be a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon?
Mohs fellowships are awarded to a select few dermatologists each year. Not all dermatologists who say they perform Mohs surgery are actually fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons. It’s very important to know that your Mohs surgeon has been trained at one of these internationally recognized fellowships. The benefits of having a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon are numerous, but you can be assured that you will receive the highest standard of quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome. See if your surgeon is Mohs fellowship-trained on the American College of Mohs Surgeons website. Mohs College fellows undergo one year of extensive, hands-on training directly from highly qualified instructors, and in that time complete more than 1000 Mohs surgeries.
The procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer, layer by layer, and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached. This precise method minimizes the chance of cancer regrowth and lessens the likelihood of scarring and disfigurement. Because the Mohs College surgeon is specially trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon, Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer. Mohs also gives patients the best aesthetic results.
At Doctor’s Approach Dermatology in Okemos, Michigan, our Mohs surgeon is one of the nation’s top Mohs skin cancer surgeons. With several years of experience serving the Lansing and Mid-Michigan area and is the surgeon countless patients have entrusted to treat their skin cancers. Why go anywhere else when you can have the best skin cancer treatment. If you require skin cancer surgery, you want the best surgeon using the most effective up to date techniques to perform the procedure.
To learn more about how Doctor’s Approach Mohs team can help you beat skin cancer, contact Doctor’s Approach today.