For the best possible outcome for skin cancer removal, Mohs surgery leads the way. At Lotus Dermatology, skin cancer specialist Dr. Utpal Patel uses this specialized, precise method that involves detailed skin mapping to remove all traces of cancer cells. Schedule a consultation at the Spring Hill, Brooksville, or Homosassa, Florida locations to learn more. Call or schedule online to get started today.
The Mohs surgery method was developed in the 1930s. This type of micrographic surgery uses precise skin mapping measurements and techniques to identify and remove cancerous lesions on the skin. The method enables Dr. Patel to preserve your healthy surrounding tissue while eliminating all traces of the cancer cells.
Mohs surgery boasts a high cure rate when it comes to skin cancer, even cancers treated with other methods. This technique removes recurrent cancers or cancers that are located in scar tissue, as well as lesions or moles that have irregular borders or are quickly increasing in size.
Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Patel numbs the treatment area with a local anesthetic and uses specialized instruments to remove the visible lesion or mole. He might also remove a small area of skin near the cancer to determine if it’s spreading.
He repeats these steps in stages, so you might require up to three appointments to completely remove the cancer and ensure your skin is healthy again.
Since the Mohs method is highly effective, most women, men, and children can eliminate their cancer with this type of surgery. Skin cancer can always return, but the Mohs method minimizes that risk.
After surgery, it’s important to follow Dr. Patel’s instructions and take good care of your skin to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
As a Mohs surgeon, Dr. Patel is trained as a cancer specialist, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon, allowing him to deliver the Mohs method with an up to a 99% success rate.
After a specialized examination of all your removed tissue, Dr. Patel carefully assesses how much more tissue must be removed to eliminate all the cancer cells.
The Mohs surgery also ensures you retain as much of your healthy skin as possible, so you have the most pleasing aesthetic outcomes.
To learn more about Mohs surgery or request a consultation at Lotus Dermatology, click to book an appointment online or call the office to get started.