Mohs Surgery is a unique skin treatment that was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s. For common skin cancers, Basal Cells, and Squamous Cell Carcinomas, it provides a cure rate of 99%.
The cure rate is so high because Mohs allows the dermatologist to look at cancer cells during the surgical procedure. Mohs continues until the dermatologist no longer finds cancer cells.
The procedure involves the dermatologist removing the visible part of the skin cancer. Then the cells not visible to the naked eye are also removed. These cells are stained and a slide is made to be examined under the microscope. Layer by layer is removed from the skin and examined microscopically until no more cancer cells are seen.
Mohs is a very effective treatment for skin cancer especially recurrent ones.
Most insurance plans including Medicare cover Mohs surgery.