What is Mohs surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Moh's surgery involves dermatological microscopic excision of small tumor at a time with evaluation for free margins. Once the edges are clear, the defect can be closed with a flap reconstruction or primarily if small. 
Mohs surgery is a specialized method of removing skin cancers primarily on the face with the highest possible cure rate and smallest possible scar. During the surgery, a patch of cancerous skin is removed and then examined under a microscope to determine if more skin needs to be removed. The method minimizes how much normal skin is removed.

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