Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Southern California

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery, also known as chemosurgery, was developed in 1938 by Frederic E. Mohs. This surgery is a microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer.

During the surgery, tissue is removed and examined under a microscope for cancer cells while the patient waits. Using this process, the surgeon can then immediately decide if more tissue removal is required. Mohs surgery allows for the removal of a skin cancer while healthy tissue is spared and with a very narrow surgical margin and a high cure rate.
For primary basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic Surgery has been stated to have a cure rate of between 97% and 99.8%. Mohs procedure is also used for squamous cell carcinoma, although it has a lower cure rate.
This surgery is an in-office procedure and a local anesthetic is used to numb the affected area before the surgery is performed. Mohs micrographic surgery may be used for removal of skin cancer that:
  • Is likely to return.
  • Is located in visible areas or areas where skin tissue should be preserved, such as on the ears, nose, or eyelids
  • Is growing quickly
  • Has a high risk of spreading to other parts of the body, such as in some squamous cell carcinomas
  • Occurs in children
Mohs surgery can be a more cost effective method when considering surgical removal of certain skin cancers and separate histo-pathological analysis. Usually Mohs surgery is performed for the treatment of skin cancers in the face, hands, feet and genitals, where tissue preservation is of utmost importance.

As with all surgeries, there are risks to consider, such as:

  • Infection of the wound
  • Scarring
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Bleeding

If you are dealing with skin cancer, Call Us! Our Dermatology Specialists will meet with you to determine if you are a candidate for the Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the specific need.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
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Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262