Mohs Surgery FAQ s

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced surgical option that has a 99% cure rate for most cancers. Check out our Mohs Surgery FAQs below to learn all about this revolutionary treatment option.

What Is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs is a surgical technique where thin layers of skin are removed one at a time and evaluated under a microscope.

Each layer of skin is removed until the physician identifies a cancer-free skin sample.

Why Is Mohs So Effective?

Mohs has a massively successful cure rate as it is a strategy to remove all cancer cells (even the ones that are not visible to the naked eye.)

This is important because if all cancer cells are not removed during a treatment the cancer will inevitably return. 

What Cancers Are Best Treated with Mohs Surgery?

The best candidate for Mohs surgery is a patient with skin cancer in areas where scarring is not ideal such as the eyes, nose, fingers, or toes.

Moreover, patients with a larger or aggressive cancer, who have recurrent skin cancers, or with a cancerous area that doesn’t have well defined edges may benefit from Mohs surgery.

Any non-melanoma skin cancer is ideal for this treatment option.

Will I Scar from Mohs Surgery?

The likelihood of scarring due to Mohs surgery is much less than any alternative surgical treatment options.

How Long Does Surgery Last?

The precise nature of this surgery does require a longer treatment time than other techniques.

You can generally expect the entire procedure to last for several hours.

More Mohs Surgery FAQs

Acworth Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center operates under the direction of Johnathan L. Chappell, MD.

Dr. Chappell is not only a board-certified dermatologist, but he is also a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon.

To schedule a consultation for Mohs Surgery at Acworth Dermatology today call us at (678)505-8030.