Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. today. One out of five Americans will be diagnosed with a skin cancer at some point in their lives, and those who have been diagnosed once are at an increased risk of being diagnosed with a second skin cancer. New skin cancers are being diagnosed every year at nearly epidemic rates. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Mohs Micrographic surgery in Los Angeles, offers a treatment alternative that can remove the cancer cells while preserving the most possible healthy tissue to minimize the appearance of scars and speed healing.
Mohs Micrographic surgery is used to excise the cancer from the skin. As the tissues are removed, Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Mohs Micrographic surgery in Los Angeles, carefully exams the tissues and margins using a microscope. If the margins are free of cancer, the procedure is complete. If cancer cells are still determined to be present, the procedure is repeated until the margins reveal that all the cancer has been removed.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery Los Angeles
In the past, dermatologists and surgeons often had to estimate as they removed cancerous tissue. This could result in a larger-than-necessary excision and unwanted scars. Our Los Angeles Mohs Micrographic surgery expert can use Mohs to eliminate the guesswork, and the wound can even be repaired the same day, so you can enjoy faster healing and less discomfort. Because the procedure is so detailed, it can take longer than other types of surgery for skin cancer. However, it offers a cure rate of 99 percent, which is dramatically higher than that of any other procedure.
You may be a candidate for Mohs Micrographic surgery if you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma. Our Los Angeles Mohs Micrographic surgery expert will help you explore your options, understand the benefits and risks of each potential treatment and provide you with the information you need to make an educated choice about your health.
Contact our dermatology office today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ghasri, our skin doctor in Los Angeles.