Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery ForCare Medical Center locations East Tampa Florida

State of the art laboratory located in the heart of our Dermatology practice on Florida Ave.

What is Mohs Surgery?

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.

Why Mohs Surgery?

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.

Skin Cancer Screenings

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.