Why skin cancer patients choose Mohs micrographic surgery
One of the more commonly diagnosed forms of cancer today is that of skin cancer. Rates are increasing as patients may have spent years not protecting their skin from UV rays. However, the benefit of skin cancer is it can often be diagnosed in the earliest stages. With proper treatment as soon as possible, the prognosis following a skin cancer diagnosis can be extremely positive. At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, our providers can provide skin cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment. In many cases, our team may recommend a procedure known as Mohs micrographic surgery.
What is Mohs micrographic surgery?
The providers at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills describe Mohs micrographic surgery as a specialized surgical technique used to remove cancerous skin cells from the body. This particular procedure ensures a conservative approach, maintaining as much healthy skin as possible. This reduces the appearance of scarring and disfigurement while ensuring no cancerous cells are left behind.
What are the benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery is commonly referred to as the “gold standard” for the treatment of skin cancer. There are many reasons why this is. Mohs micrographic surgery:
- Has the lowest rate of recurrence
- Boasts the highest cure rate of skin cancer
- Provides less scarring and best cosmetic result
- Ensures full removal of cancerous cells in the treated area
- Is the front-line treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancers
Am I a candidate for Mohs micrographic surgery?
Determining if Mohs micrographic surgery is right for you requires the assistance of a dermatological professional. There are certain cancers that are better treated with this method versus traditional excision, radiation, or chemotherapy.
Call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills today
Short Hills, NJ area patients considering the advantages of Mohs micrographic surgery are strongly encouraged to book an appointment at the office to see if it is right for their needs. Our practice is located at 636 Morris Turnpike, Ste. 2H and can be reached by phone at (973) 232-6245. Our friendly front office team can welcome you into our office and educate you on the options available for the treatment of skin cancer.