Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery

The safe way to treat and remove cancerous skin tissue

Advanced Dermatology offers professional and personal Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Our approach is innovative and effective, making it the best option in the New York and New Jersey area. Fill out the form below to begin the process today!

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What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery is the preferred method of skin cancer removal, particularly for patients with large or poorly defined squamous cell carcinomas on the face, hand, and other sensitive skin areas. It’s a micrographic surgery trusted and performed by medical professionals across the world. Unlike other skin cancer treatments, Mohs micrographic surgery gives the surgeon the ability to see where the cancer stops, allowing the patient to keep your healthy skin intact. It’s perfect for cancer that forms in sensitive areas with little tissue, like on your eyelid or between your fingers.

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How is Mohs surgery performed?

Mohs surgery is a non-invasive outpatient procedure done under local anesthetic using microscopic technology. During the surgery, thin layers of cancerous tissue are removed and examined. When cancer cells are seen within the specimen’s margin, the surgeon continues to remove and examine tissue layers only from that section of the wound eliminating the need for re-excision. The procedure progresses until all cancerous tissue has been removed. Unlike traditional treatment, which requires re-excision and the removal of entire specimens, only the cancerous tissue is removed, which saves as much normal skin as possible and reduces scarring.

Benefits of Mohs Surgery

99% cure rate

High accuracy

Minimal aftercare

No re-excision necessary

Cancer removed in one visit

Preserves non-cancerous tissue

Less expensive

Quick and easy

Learn more about Mohs surgery

  • Recovery time: After the surgery ends, you will probably feel tired and a little sore, depending on the length of the procedure. You may be prescribed antibiotics to help prevent infection. The surgical site will be bandaged before you leave, and it’s a good idea to leave the bandage on for 24 to 48 hours. All in all, Mohs surgery recovery time is quick and simple.
  • Cost of treatment: The amount varies based on the area being treated, provider’s fees, and the number of treatments. Mohs micrographic surgery is less expensive than ambulatory inpatient surgery and similar in cost to outpatient, office-based excisions. It is cost-effective compared to more invasive surgical excision.
  • Aftercare: Following your procedure, there may be additional reconstruction required to prevent scarring. The goal of Mohs micrographic surgery is to completely remove cancerous tissue. Once that is accomplished, your surgeon will determine how to best repair the wound, keeping cosmetic results top of mind. You may be prescribed scar creams or gels to help soothe your skin.
  • Complications: While Mohs is one of the safest surgical treatments available, there are some possible risks, as there are with any surgical procedure. Uncommon complications include bruising, infection, unsightly scar, skin discoloration. Advanced Dermatology will explain all the risks involved ahead of your procedure during the consultation period

Frequently asked questions

Due to the incremental nature of the procedure, Mohs surgery takes whatever amount of time is necessary to remove the cancerous cells from your skin. The surgery ends once your surgeon has confirmed that you are officially cancer free.

Medical professionals consider Mohs micrographic surgery to be one of the safer surgical procedures available. It is easily performed in a medical office and does not require general anesthesia and is normally completed in a single outpatient visit.

Yes, Mohs surgery will leave a scar, just like any treatment for skin cancer. The benefit with Mohs, however, is that it only receives cancerous tissue and not healthy tissue, which means scarring is minimal compared to traditional procedures.

Your surgeon will bandage your wound once the procedure is complete. The wound will be minor since only the minimal amount of tissue was removed. Keep it bandaged for a couple days and make sure to avoid infection.

Information about our Mohs Center

Advanced Dermatology offers Mohs surgery in a safe and clean environment. Our specialized staff is Board Certified We accept most insurances in all doctor referred patients, including most HMOs, IPOs and IPAs. We are conveniently located in Queens, and we also offer car service and other amenities for qualified patients. Private phone number for Mohs surgery: F.M. (718) 357-0717 Ros. (516) 625-0993 SB (631) 751-6647 and W.I. (631) 587-2136

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