Mohs and Skin Cancer
What is Mohs surgery?
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is performed by surgical dermatologists on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Following the removal of a cancer, you will come to our office for reconstruction and or wound closure.
Elliot B. Duboys, MD & Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC work with many talented Mohs dermatological surgeons in the Long Island and Greater Metropolitan area. Elliot B. Duboys, MD likes to have a consultation prior to your proceeding with the Mohs procedure in order that you might be given an opportunity to discuss the reconstructive options available. If your dermatologist recommends Mohs, please contact our office to arrange for a consultation and we will work in concert with your dermatologist to make this most traumatic event, easier for you.
We, as a population are at increased risk for developing skin cancers from exposure to sunlight. Only recently has the public been made aware of the dangers from prolonged sun exposure. Fortunately, most cancers are picked up early and can be treated effectively with a low risk of recurrence.
What can I expect during treatment?
Mohs is one the most advanced techniques for the removal and treatment of skin cancer. By way of the simplest description, Mohs surgery removes tissue one layer at a time which is then microscopically examined for remaining cancer cells. The process is repeated layer-by-layer until cancerous cells are no longer apparent and only healthy tissue remains.
What parts of the body can be treated with mohs surgery?
This treatment is indicated for skin cancers where recurrence is likely, i.e. face, ears, lips, nose and scalp. It is also one of the most effective treatment options available with a very high success rate.
Schedule a consultation
If you have a skin lesion that concerns you, please contact our office or call your dermatologist. Call (631) 423-1000 to schedule a consultation with Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Duboys