Frederic E. Mohs developed the Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) procedure in 1938. This surgery is a microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer.
The surgery is done in the office of Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists of Northern California by one of our trained Dermatologists. We remove tissue from the affected area and then examine it under a special microscope. When we do this, we are looking for cancer cells that may be present.
This procedure is done while the patient waits. It allows us to quickly determine if more tissue removal needs to be examined. Using the Mohs Surgery procedure allows our Specialist to remove the affected skin cancer area while sparing the healthy skin tissue. This is done with a narrow surgical margin and a high cure rate.
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists of Northern California is conveniently located in:
Yuba City: Serving patients from Marysville, Gridley, Colusa, Chico, Auburn, Grass Valley, and all surrounding areas.
Stockton: Serving patients from Lodi, Manteca, Galt, Modesto, and all surrounding areas.
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When used on primary basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of Skin Cancer, the Mohs Micrographic Surgery has an extremely high cure rate of between 97% and 99.8%. Mohs procedure is also used for squamous cell carcinoma, although it has a lower cure rate.
The Mohs Surgery is an in-office procedure performed with a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is also used for the removal procedure of the following types of cancers:
Mohs Micrographic Surgery can be a more cost-effective method for treating your cancer and is widely used for the treatment of skin cancers in the face, hands, feet, and genitals, where tissue preservation is highly desired.
As with all surgeries, the Mohs Micrographic Surgical procedure may carry some risks, including Bleeding, Infection of the wound, Scarring, and Discomfort or pain
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Our Dermatology Specialists have many years of experience treating all types of skin cancers and have all the latest training and tools available today.
437 Del Norte Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
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