Mohs surgery is a safe method of removing skin cancer. The surgery is always performed under local anesthesia.
The visible skin cancer and a small 1-2 mm strip of surrounding healthy tissue are removed.
The preparation is examined under a microscope immediately. This allows the presence of skin cancer to be visualized, both laterally and in depth, and if residual tumors are found during microscopy, the procedure is repeated until all cancer is removed. The skin defect can then be closed with plastic surgery techniques.
The patient is seen after 5-7 days for check and removal of sutures (threads).