Mohs surgery is a highly specialized treatment for the total removal of skin cancer. This method differs from all other methods of treating skin cancer by the use of complete microscopic examination of all the tissues removed surgically as well as detailed mapping techniques to allow the surgeon to remove the entire lesion.
This is an office technique in which the skin is removed a layer at a time, processed, then examined under a microscope to ensure complete removal of the cancer. This process may take anywhere from one hour to half a day or longer for large skin cancers. After obtaining clear margins, a secure dressing will be applied, and you will be released.