Mohs Micrographic Surgery

A surgical procedure used to treat skin cancer where individual layers of tissue are excised and examined under a microscope one at a time until all cancer tissue has been removed. This allows the surgeon to remove all of the cancer cells while sparing as much normal tissue as possible. Mohs surgery has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (BCCs and SCCs), the two most common skin cancers.