Mohs surgery removes skin cancer one layer at a time. The doctor checks each layer of skin under a microscope after removing it. The doctor removes layers until all the cancer cells are gone. Mohs skin cancer surgery leaves healthy tissue around the cancer untouched, helping preserve skin.

Doctors perform the Mohs procedure under local anesthetic. Mohs micrographic surgery is a treatment option for skin cancers that:

  • Are likely to return
  • Are in visible areas, such as the face
  • Grow quickly
  • Can spread to other parts of the body
  • Occur in children
We understand that your skin is more than just your largest organ; it also plays a large role in how you look and feel. With Mercy Health, you’ll feel comfortable knowing you have an expert surgeon who treats you with compassion and advanced care. Reach out to our team today to learn more or make an appointment with a dermatologist.

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