Mohs surgery is generally an outpatient procedure. Depending on the aggressiveness of your cancer, you can expect a 2-9 hour visit as we examine your skin to ensure all cancer has been removed. During Mohs surgery, skin cancer is removed layer by layer. Your dermatologist examines your skin during this process to ensure all cancer cells and roots have been eliminated. The difference between Mohs and traditional surgical excision is that Mohs surgery helps minimize the amount of healthy tissue removed.
Mohs surgery is suggested for patients looking to minimize the appearance of a wound on the head or neck. This surgery is a good option for minimizing scarring, aggressive forms of skin cancer, or show an invasive pattern microscopically.
Mohs surgery does not require anesthesia; instead, the surgical site is numbed with lidocaine before the surgery is performed.
Mohs surgery, in general, is used to treat most common skin cancers.
The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington is a leader in Mohs surgery. Dr. Landon Stigall, MD, completed a Mohs Fellowship in Cutaneous Oncology. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Stigall has a special interest in high-risk skin cancers and has several publications on advanced facial reconstruction and melanoma treatment.
Dr. Stigall has performed over 5,000 Mohs surgeries.
Unfortunately, not all Mohs surgeons are created equal. It’s important to do your research and choose a qualified, experienced Mohs surgeon for your condition.
Your skin condition requires the utmost care; therefore, you should consider The Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington for your Mohs surgery. Our trained physician and staff will provide you with exceptional care in a comfortable, compassionate outpatient setting. We encourage you to make an appointment with us so we can work on a plan for your rapid recovery.