Mohs surgery is a specialized and highly effective technique developed specifically for skin cancer. It works best in treating basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common types of skin cancer. It's usually performed in areas where preserving as much healthy tissue as possible is a top priority, such around the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hairline, hands, feet, and genitals.
Dr. Lowe is a board certified dermatologist who has completed fellowship training in Mohs surgery. He leads an advanced team of nurses and laboratory personnel at Utah Valley Clinic to oversee your treatment and ensure that you receive the best care possible.
How It Works
Mohs surgery is a precision operation designed to remove skin cancer around sensitive areas while keeping as much healthy tissue as possible. This helps minimize scarring during the recovery process.
The surgery itself involves removing thin layers of cancerous skin and testing them until only healthy, cancer-free skin remain. This allows doctors to know that all cancer cells have been removed during the surgery. This precision gives Mohs surgery the highest reported cure rate of all skin cancer treatments.
The treatment is usually completed in under four hours, but it will depend on the microscopic mapping and what Dr. Lowe and his team find. Plan on scheduling out the full day for your treatment.