Mohs Surgery

About Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery was pioneered by Dr. Frederic Mohs in the 1930s and refined over the following years. Today, Mohs surgery is the most thorough possible treatment for skin cancer and is the gold standard for cancers on delicate or sensitive areas such as the face, head, neck, hands, feet, genitals, and legs.

Benefits of Mohs Surgery

  • Highest cure rate – up to 99%
  • Skin sparing technique
  • Smallest possible scar
  • Get results the same day
  • Minimal downtime
  • Extraordinarily safe, office based procedure
  • Leave our office (and live your life) cancer free

What to Expect

The day of surgery we will ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. The visible cancer is removed, which typically only takes a few minutes, and a bandage is applied. The cancer is taken to the lab and processed to check the edges, which takes about an hour. This is repeated as necessary, until all of the cancer cells have been removed. We then review reconstruction options which usually involve stitching the skin. Finally we complete the reconstruction to ensure the best possible outcome.

Dr. Lopez has completed thousands of cases of Mohs surgery and is committed to keeping you comfortable before, during, and after the procedure.

Mohs Surgery