Surgical Dermatology -
MOHS Micrographic Surgery
Mohs surgery is a highly effective tissue-sparing technique used to treat the most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. It is an innovating procedure in which the dermatologist performs both surgical excision of the skin cancer and microscopic examination of the surgical margins to ensure that all skin cancer cells have been removed.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers the highest possible cure rate and simultaneously minimizes the sacrifice of normal tissue. The microscopic analysis of resected tissue allows the surgeon to track the removal of the cancer and ensure the complete elimination of all tumor roots. The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing cancerous cells one layer at a time and immediately examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached.
The cure rates for Mohs Micrographic Surgery approach 99% for most cases. While limiting the sacrifice of uninvolved tissue, this specialized procedure preserves the greatest amount of normal tissue. This benefit of the procedure provides the foundation for the best reconstructions and limits scarring or permanent disfigurement. Complete removal of skin cancer and repair of any resulting defects is performed under local anesthesia while the patient is fully awake and can be done on the same day. Each Mohs surgeon is specialty trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Peyman Ghasri and Dr. Pedram Ghasri have expertise in Mohs micrographic surgery and have performed close to 5000 successful cases involving reconstruction on all the different areas of the face and body.