Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is a cutting-edge procedure designed for removing skin cancer. During this type of surgery, Dr. Ostad, a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, utilizes a high precision microscope to eliminate carcinoma down to its roots. With the help of this technique, it is possible to remove all of the cancer cells with minimum damage to surrounding healthy skin.
Benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery include:
- Cure rate is extremely high (up to 99 percent)
- Has the lowest chance of tumor regrowth as compared to other methods of skin cancer treatment
- A very low potential for scarring or disfigurement
- It is the most accurate method of tumor removal
Dr. Ostad scrupulously removes even the smallest tumor areas, controlling the process of surgical intervention with the help of microscope. The method of a simultaneous tumor excision and microscopic examination makes it possible to determine the exact borders of carcinoma and to carry out its complete removal without rough estimates and assumptions about its size and depth of invasion. The method allows to minimize the removal of uninfected tissues.
Mohs micrographic surgery is performed usually under local anesthesia in the operating room. The procedure is usually carried out on an outpatient basis. The recovery process almost does not differ from that of most surgeries.