Treating skin cancer with Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

Mohs Micrographic surgery is the most effective and technologically advanced procedure for the treatment of skin cancer today. Dr. Adam Greenberg is specialized in this precise method which offers the greatest potential for recovery -- even if the skin cancer has been treated previously by another method and has recurred. Mohs is highly successful in treating basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers but can also be used to treat less common tumors including melanoma. The precision of Mohs surgery makes it ideal for the elimination of cancers on delicate areas on the face and body.

During Mohs surgery, Dr. Greenberg systematically removes very thin layers of skin at the tumor site. Each layer is analyzed microscopically; the process is repeated until the last trace of cancerous tissue is removed. The immediate microscopic evaluation of excised tissue is what differentiates Mohs surgery from other skin cancer removal procedures, as well as the ability to gently remove cancerous lesions with the least amount of scarring. Mohs surgery is appropriate when the cancer is in an area where it is important to preserve healthy tissue for maximum functional and cosmetic results, such as eyelids, nose, ears, lips, fingers, toes, and genitals. Wound size and chance of recurrence is kept to a minimum; five year cure rates have been demonstrated in clinical studies to exceed 99% for the first time treatment of skin cancers and up to 95% for recurrent cancers.

Dr. Greenberg is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, and the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. He and his staff maintain their expertise and technical skill in this specialized procedure through continual medical education, and are dedicated to providing their patients with the very best of care.

The number of skin cancer cases has been on the rise for the past few decades. Skin cancer continues to be the most common of all cancers, with 1 million cases diagnosed each year in the United States. Most cases, including melanoma, have good cure rates if they are detected early and treated properly -- but if not treated, can become life threatening. Please check your body regularly, and call Dermatology & Laser Institute for a skin cancer screening should you notice any new spots or changes on your skin. 

If you have concerns or questions about the treatment of skin cancer with Mohs surgery, please call our office at (941) 488-5300 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greenberg. 

For detailed information about Mohs Micrographic Surgery, visit the American Society for Mohs Surgery website.

The American Board of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Mohs Surgery
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
The Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons


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