Mohs micrographic surgery is the most advanced, precise and effective treatment for removing most types of skin cancer. Mohs Surgery is a surgical technique that removes not only the visible tumor but also any microscopic cancer cells that may have extended beneath the skin surface.
Dr. Oliver Wisco is a Mohs surgeon with over a decade of advanced experience in removing skin cancers. During Mohs surgery, Dr. Wisco progressively removes and microscopically examines thin layers of cancer-containing skin until only cancer-free tissue remains. The immediate microscopic examination of removed tissue is what differentiates Mohs surgery from other skin cancer removal procedures. The cancerous tissue is removed with minimal normal tissue sacrifice, minimizing both post-operative wound size and chances of recurrence. Mohs surgery is typically completed in an outpatient setting with a local anesthetic.