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Mohs Surgery

Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma
and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mohs Surgery in Scottsdale

SPECTRUM DERMATOLOGY | SCOTTSDALE & GREATER PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced technique for skin cancer treatment that will remove all the cancer, minimize the risk of recurrence, and leave as little scarring as possible. It relies on the accuracy of a map of the diseased tissue area and the precision of a microscope to trace out and guarantee complete skin cancer removal­, all the way down to its roots.

 

Download our Mohs Micrographic Surgery Handout: Mohs Micrographic Surgery Handout

 

Types of Cancer Most Likely to Warrant Mohs Surgery

  • Cancers located in cosmetically sensitive or functionally critical areas around the eyes, nose, lips, scalp, fingers, toes or genitals
  • Large, aggressive, or rapidly growing cancers
  • Recurrent Cancers
Skin Cancer Treatment Mohs Scottsdale | Spectrum Dermatology

“If having skin cancer surgery could ever be described as “fun”, my last visit with Dr. Thosani and Victoria was “fun!” Their personable approach and professionalism crossed in a timely manner and kept me very much at ease with the surgical procedure. I have confidence in Dr. Thosani and trust her capability to know what treatment is best for me … If laughter truly is the best medicine, (we) all possibly overdosed on this visit.”

– Anonymous, Actual Patient*

Mohs Surgery Scottsdale | Spectrum Dermatology

The Mohs Surgery Process

Step 1: The roots of a skin cancer may extend beyond the visible portion of the tumor. If these roots are not removed, the cancer will recur.

 

Step 2: The visible portion of the tumor is surgically removed.

 

Step 3: A layer of skin is removed and divided into sections. The Mohs surgeon then color codes each of these sections with dyes and makes reference marks on the skin to show the source of these sections. A map of the surgical site is then drawn.

 

Step 4: The undersurface and edged of each section are microscopically examined for evidence of remaining cancer.

 

Step 5: If cancer cells are found under the microscope, the Mohs surgeon marks their location on to the map and returns to the patient to remove another layer of skin- but only from precisely where the cancer cells remain.

 

Step 6: The removal process stops when there is no longer any evidence of cancer remaining in the surgical site. Because Mohs surgery removes only tissue containing cancer, it ensures that the maximum amount of healthy tissue is kept intact.

Contact Spectrum Dermatology If You Are Considering Mohs Surgery

Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologist in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. For more information or to set up an appointment please contact us at (480) 948-8400.

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