Mohs surgery is a surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. During mohs surgery, the cancerous layers of skin are removed until only non-cancerous skin remains. The procedure is done in our office and only requires a local anesthetic. After your dermatologist removes the cancerous tissue, it will be analyzed to determine if any more tissue needs to be removed.
Mohs surgery is the most precise method of skin cancer removal. The focused removal of tissue in the area where the cancer is growing minimizes the chance for regrowth and provides minimal scarring. Mohs surgery is useful for recurring skin cancer, areas on the face, hands or feet and skin cancer spots that are large or aggressive.
A skin cancer screening is a visual assessment of your skin by Dr. Forman and trained professional staff. All areas of the skin are examined from the scalp down to the toes. Our medical professional team will look for any suspicious lesions like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinomas, atypical moles and malignant melanoma. It is recommended to have a yearly skin cancer screening with your dermatologist.
Superficial electron therapy, also known as electron-beam therapy, is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer, specifically basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
To find out if you are a candidate for Electron-Beam Therapy, please visit the Electron-Beam Therapy Page, or fill out the contact form below.