Mohs Micrographic surgery is a specialized, highly effective technique for the removal and cure of skin cancer, that typically offers the higest cure rate while preserving the most amount of normal tissue.
The procedure was developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Fredrick Mohs at the University of Wisconsin.It is now practiced throughout the world. When Dr. Kenneth Mark completed his Mohs’ Fellowship, in 2001, there were only approximately 800 fellowship-trained Mohs’ surgeons in the USA.
Dr. Mark is a fellow of the American College of Mohs’ Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, the most prestigious group of Mohs’ surgeons in the world, whose membership is limited to those who have successfully completed a nationally-recognized fellowship program. Dr. Mark spent 2 additional years of training after his Dermatology residency to become an expert in Mohs’.
Mohs’ surgery differs from other skin cancer treatments by permitting immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancerous tissue. This process ensures that all of the “roots” and extentions of the cancer can be detected and removed. Due to this methodical manner in which tissue is removed and examined, Mohs Surgery represents the highest level of treatment for skin cancer. In additon to achieving the hightest cure rate, Mohs’ allows the best cosmetic outcome by sparing the most amount of normal skin.
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Typical mohs cases from Dr. Mark’s practice illustrating the ability to conserve as much normal skin as possible in sensitive areas near the eye and nose.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery