Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized surgical technique used to treat skin cancers on the face and other sensitive areas of the body. This procedure requires special training and experience, so it is important to seek out doctors who specialize in Mohs micrographic surgery. Due to its precision and success rate, this type of surgery is often recommended for treating certain types of skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanomas. At Georgia Dermatology Partners, we provide this and other skin cancer services to new and returning patients in the area. Our skilled doctors have the training and experience needed to provide this treatment in our office, as it does require special training. Our surgeons are board-certified dermatologists with ACGME-accredited fellowships in this surgery and are members of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
How Is Mohs Micrographic Surgery Performed?
During Mohs micrographic surgery, a thin layer of skin cancer is removed along with a very small margin of healthy tissue. The surgeon then examines the tissue under a microscope to check for remaining cancer cells. If any are found, additional layers of tissue will be removed until all cancer cells have been eliminated. This process can take several hours, and the edges of the tissue are checked multiple times during this period. Once all cancerous cells have been removed, the wound is sutured closed or repaired using skin grafts or flaps if necessary. The goal of Mohs micrographic surgery is to remove all cancerous cells while preserving as much normal surrounding skin as possible.
Schedule an Appointment To Learn More About This Procedure for the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs micrographic surgery is an extremely precise treatment method, as it involves removing thin layers of cancerous tissue one at a time until all of the affected areas have been removed. This ensures it is effective at removing all the cancer possible during the procedure. If you have been recently diagnosed with skin cancer and are weighing your treatment options, we invite you to connect with our doctors at Georgia Dermatology Partners to schedule an appointment at any of our four convenient locations. Call 770-972-4845 to speak to our friendly front office staff and request your visit today!