Catskill Dermatology

Mohs Surgery​

Mohs Surgery Expert in Sullivan County, NY

Doctors and dermatologists rely on a variety of effective skin cancer treatments to treat their patients. However, with all the technological advancements attributed to modern medical science, Mohs surgery stands out from the crowd regarding reducing and eliminating skin cancer cells.

About the Mohs Surgical Procedure

Developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s, Mohs surgery is a micrographic surgical procedure that removes a majority of both basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas (BCCs and SCCs), the two most common skin cancers in humans. Not only does it remove these cells, but it is also proficient at preserving and safeguarding the healthy tissue around them. Mohs surgery has an incredible success rate of 98%—leaps and bounds above other standard dermatology methods and excisions.

Why It Is So Effective

Mohs surgery is more effective than other treatments due to its incredible ability to examine all excised tissue during the procedure instead of after. This eliminates the need to “estimate” how deep or far the skin cancer penetrates and allows doctors to pinpoint where cancer exists. Using this data, our talented surgeons can remove the cancerous cells one skin layer at a time until the margins determine that there are no cancer cells present. Modern Mohs surgery also stains melanoma cells, thereby effectively targeting them, preventing them from metastasizing, and helping to keep your body skin cancer-free.

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Catskill Dermatology is the expert to trust when it comes to Mohs surgery in Sullivan County and around New York. Please get in touch with us right away!