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What is Mohs micrographic surgery?

Georgia Dermatology Partners offers Mohs micrographic surgery as a treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with certain types of skin cancer. This surgical procedure is one of the most effective treatment of addressing cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas, and continues to be one of the most recommended methods of addressing known cancer cells on the skin anywhere on the face or body.

What is Mohs micrographic surgery?

The team of Georgia Dermatology Partners describes Mohs micrographic surgery as an advanced surgical procedure that uses a unique technique to eliminate skin cancer. During this surgical procedure, a trained physician removes cancerous tissues layer by layer, preserving as much healthy tissue around the tumor. Each layer is evaluated at the on-site laboratory for cancerous cells to prepare for the removal of the next layer. This is done until no more cancerous cells show on the samples and the cancer has been full removed.

Where can Mohs micrographic surgery be performed?

Most cases of Mohs micrographic surgery are performed to remove basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas from the face, the neck, or the head. This is because the procedure removes as little healthy tissue as possible, which in turn reduces disfigurement on highly visible parts of the face. However, some patients who have recurring cancer may be recommended for Mohs micrographic surgery on other parts of the body.

Can any dermatologist perform Mohs micrographic surgery?

Because of the skill and complexity of the Mohs micrographic surgery technique, only professionals who have had advanced training and the specialized equipment to perform the surgery can provide it in their offices. Our physicians have received additional training and experience to safely and effectively offer Mohs micrographic surgery at Georgia Dermatology Partners.

Request an appointment to learn more about this revolutionary treatment for skin cancer patients

With four convenient locations throughout Georgia, our team of providers and physicians are excited to provide Mohs micrographic surgery as a solution for patients diagnosed with skin cancer. Contact the main line at (770) 972-4845 to schedule an appointment at any of our offices and learn more about this state-of-the-art technique for the treatment of skin cancer.

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