Mohs micrographic surgery was originally developed in the 1930s and has been refined into the most advanced, precise and effective treatment for removing skin cancer. Mohs Surgery is a surgical technique that excises not only the visible tumor but also any microscopic cancer cells that may have extended beneath the skin surface.
Mohs surgery involves systematic removal and microscopic analysis of thin layers of tissue at the tumor site until the last traces of cancer have been eliminated. The immediate and complete microscopic examination and evaluation of excised tissue are 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.