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Mohs Micrographic Surgery: What is it?

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Treats Skin Cancer Mohs micrographic surgery, pronounced moes, is a technique for removing skin cancer that is more complicated than simply picking up a scalpel and cutting the offending growth off. The technique was developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Frederick Mohs and hasn’t changed much since. It’s indicated for squamous cell carcinomas, basal cell carcinomas, and some other less common skin cancers. Mohs surgery is not widely used to treat melanoma. (1) Mohs surgery is indicated for skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive regions (like the face) or for regions where removing large pieces of skin would […]