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When you are diagnosed with skin cancer, your provider may recommend Mohs Surgery. Mohs Micrographic surgery is a specialized surgical treatment for skin cancer with a cure rate of 97-99 percent.

What to Expect During Your Mohs Surgery

During the procedure, the Mohs surgeon removes the visible tumor and a margin of healthy tissue. Then your removed tissue is "mapped" and examined under the microscope for remaining cancer cells. With the Mohs procedure, the surgeon can examine 100 percent of the tissue that surrounds the tumor.

What to Expect After Your Mohs Surgery

After the cancer is removed, the Mohs surgeon repairs the area of skin you have lost. Reconstruction may be performed by simply sewing up the wound, or by using techniques such as skin flaps and grafts. Occasionally, wounds are allowed to heal on their own (without stitches, flaps or grafts). Your Mohs surgeon will help you choose the reconstruction technique that is best for you.

Pre-Operative Information Form

Please complete this form prior to your Mohs Surgery and bring it with you to McFarland Clinic.

Pre-Operative Information Form

Patient Care Video Library

Watch these videos below to help prepare you for surgery.

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