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Mohs Surgery

Mohs is a technique to remove certain skin cancers pioneered by the late Dr. Frederic E. Mohs. This process allows minimal tissue removal compared to other surgical modalities of skin cancer treatment. In most cases the cure rate is greater than 95%. This procedure is great for facial skin cancers and other sensitive skin areas because it allows for the least amount of scarring. Mohs is also very successful in treating skin cancers that have recurred. It allows the removal of cancer cells with a high degree of precision and prevents recurrence. Dr. Chappell can determine if Mohs or another treatment will be most efficacious.

Mohs Surgery at Acworth Dermaology

How To Prepare For Your Mohs Surgery:

1. Do not take any aspirin, aspirin-containing products, blood thinners, or Vitamin E for at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery unless instructed to do so by your Primary Care or Cardiology Doctor.

2. If you require antibiotic prophylaxis before surgery, take your first dose of antibiotics 1 hour before coming surgery.

3. Take all of your routine medications, as you normally would EXCEPT any of your medications that we have told you to stop (i.e. aspirin or Coumadin).

4. Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco use.

5. Please have someone available to drive you to and from the office.

6. Eat a normal breakfast or lunch on the day of surgery. It is okay to bring a snack with you.

7. Shower and wash your hair before the surgery, avoid covering the area with makeup or lotion. 8. Bring a sweater or jacket in case you get cold. You are welcome to bring your own reading materials or use those available in the office.

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Clinic Location

4450 Calibre Crossing
Suite 1208
Acworth, GA 30101

Clinic Hours

Mondays thru Fridays:
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.