Village Dermatology offers you state-of-the-art Mohs micrographic surgery solutions in our office. We use specialized surgical equipment, processes, and procedures to remove your skin cancer and help you get your skin back to health by restoring beauty and function.
Mohs surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure used by specially trained surgeons in the removal of skin cancer. Unlike conventional skin cancer surgery which removes cancerous cells with wide margins, Mohs surgery is more precise. This procedure removes only the cancerous cells while sparing the surrounding tissue.
During the procedure, your surgeon will carefully remove the cancerous tissue and examine 100% of the margins under a microscope. Any remaining cancer cells are precisely mapped and then surgically removed with another layer of tissue in the exact location of the persisting cancer. This process continues until the surgeon has removed all layers of cancerous cells. Removing the skin cancer in this manner obtains the smallest defect possible, and therefore the smallest scar possible.
After the skin cancer is successfully removed, your defect will then be repaired on the same day. Your surgeon is highly trained in plastic surgery and reconstruction techniques specific to the skin to give you the smallest and most cosmetically pleasing outcome possible.
The surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia and/or conscious sedation on an outpatient basis. You are allowed to leave the clinic the same day of the procedure.