About 20 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives, and more than two million will be diagnosed this year. A diagnosis of skin cancer can be confusing and even frightening, but treatment options today are extensive. Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our expert in Mohs surgery in Los Angeles, offers the Mohs surgery procedure to remove cancers and restore skin health. Mohs surgery is designed to remove the cancer and the least amount of healthy tissue possible in order to reduce the size of the wound and maintain the appearance of the skin.
Mohs surgery is a type of surgery that will excise the cancer from the skin and carefully examine its margins to ensure that all cancerous tissues have been removed. This reduces the amount of tissue that must be removed and minimizes the risk of post-procedure scarring. Our Los Angeles Mohs surgery expert can use Mohs surgery to treat cancer in a wide range of body sites, including on the face.
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While there is a risk of recurrence with any cancer, the careful examination of removed tissues eliminates the guesswork that is often associated with cancer surgery. This has resulted in a cure rate of about 99 percent for most types of skin cancers.
Because the procedure is so carefully tailored to your needs, Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Mohs surgery in Los Angeles, can often excise extremely thin areas of tissue if the cancer is believed to be non-invasive. If the cancer is invasive, we can still use the Mohs surgery procedure to minimize the depth of the treatment and reduce tissue trauma.
The procedure can take longer than other types of surgery, but even complex cases can be completed along with wound repair the same day. Our Los Angeles Mohs surgery expert can help you determine if Mohs surgery is right for you and map out a treatment plan that addresses your needs and concerns.
Contact Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our Los Angeles skin doctor, today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.