MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
Advantages of Mohs Surgery include:
Ensuring complete cancer removal during surgery, virtually eliminating the chance of the cancer growing back.
Minimizing the amount of healthy tissue lost.
Maximizing the functional and cosmetic outcome resulting from surgery.
Repairing the site of the cancer the same day the cancer is removed (90% of cases.)
Curing skin cancer when other methods have failed.
MOHS micrographic surgery performed by
Dr. Abdel Tal in a compassionate & caring state of the art setting.
Mohs surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today. It offers the highest potential for cure – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method.
Originally developed in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for an increasing variety of skin cancer types. With the Mohs technique, Dr. Abdel Tal precisely identifies and removes an entire tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed.
Dr. Abdel Tal performed his certified fellowship training at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center. This program is certified by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) that was founded by Dr. Frederick Mohs to train Dermatology physicians. ACMS fellows-in-training undergo months of extensive, hands-on direction from highly qualified instructors. By choosing a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon, like Dr. Tal, you can be assured that you will receive the highest standard of quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.
Mohs surgery is unique and so effective because of the way the removed tissue is microscopically examined, evaluating 100% of the surgical margins. The pathologic interpretation of the tissue margins is done on site by the Mohs surgeon, who is specially trained in the reading of these slides and is best able to correlate any microscopic findings with the surgical site on the patient.
The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached (called clear margins). Because Dr. Tal is specially trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon, Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer – up to 99%.