Procedure Diagram

Step 1Skin cancers often extend beyond their visible borders. It is these extensions that cause the tumors to recur if not completely removed.   Step 2Like other surgical procedures, Mohs surgery first removes the visible tumor.

Step 3A thin layer of normal tissue is removed, mapped and evaluated by the surgeon with a microscope. Step 4Additional layers may then be taken precisely in the areas of remaining cancer until the tumor is completely removed. Step 5
Mohs surgery is the only method that ensures all of the tumor is removed while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue and therefore minimizing scars and cancer recurrence.