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MOHS Surgery

What is MOHS surgery?

MOHS surgery is a specialized, highly effective technique for removing skin cancers.  It was developed in 1930 by Dr. Frederick Mohs at the University of Wisconsin & is now practiced throughout the world.  MOHS surgery has the highest reported cure rate of all treatments for skin cancer.

Treating all skin cancers with MOHS surgery is not necessary.  MOHS surgery is reserved for skin cancers that grow back after previous treatment, cancers that are at high risk of recurring, or cancers that are located in cosmetic areas where preservation of the maximum amount of normal skin is important.  

Physician who have the training, surgical and laboratory facilities and staff to perform this specialized technique practice MOHS surgery. 

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