Finding out that you have “cancer,” no matter where in or on your body that it may occur, is sure to be an unsettling moment. At Advanced Dermatology, Inc., we are committed to the most effective, advanced, and safest methods available for treating skin cancer. And let’s be honest. There is only one word that you want to hear at the conclusion of treatment and that word is “cured.” While that may not be possible in every case, with Mohs micrographic surgery, our surgical dermatologist in Dana Point can give you the best chance for a cure if you have one or more tumors on your skin. It is typically used to address basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, though it may also be utilized on other types of tumors.
How does it work? Performing the surgery on an out-patient basis, this method allows our surgical dermatologist in Dana Point to extract the entire tumor without having any negative impact on the healthy skin around it. Mohs micrographic surgery can be done even if other types of treatment have already been used on the tumor. Most commonly, it is done on larger tumors, ones that are on parts of your skin that are difficult to treat, tumors that have reoccured, and on areas of your body where maintaining your cosmetic appearance is of utmost importance, like around your eyes or nose, for example.
What sets Mohs micrographic surgery apart as such an excellent option is that in addition to leaving your healthy skin intact, it is designed to ensure that all of the skin cancer cells are removed as part of the procedure. Needless to say, this is a huge advantage in giving you the best odds of a full recovery. Our surgical dermatologist in Dana Point is well-trained and experienced in performing this surgery so you can go in with full confidence that you will achieve the best results possible.
We understand that skin cancer is a stressful and scary diagnosis. That’s why we treat both the cancer itself and also you, our valued patient. Our surgical dermatologist in Dana Point is pleased to explain all the important details about the process and to answer any questions that you might have.
If you are looking for skin cancer treatment, you undoubtedly want to be in the hands of a board-certified dermatologist that has a specific treatment that is known to be highly effective and easy for you. Our Dana Point dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology, Inc. may have the perfect solution for you: Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical method used for specific types of skin cancer that has proven to be extremely successful for many, many patients. It is what is referred to an exacting procedure because our Dana Point dermatologist will perform both the surgical excision of the skin cancer tumor and also do a thorough microscopic examination in order to make sure that all of the cancerous cells have been removed during the surgery.
Mohs micrographic surgery is something that you should seriously consider discussing with our Dana Point dermatologist if you are in need of skin cancer treatment. It is currently the treatment that offers the highest potential of skin cancer cure, and therefore it should be taken quite seriously as a treatment option, even if you have had another treatment method used before. It is commonly used to remove large tumors, tumors that are in hard-to-treat places, tumors that are recurrent, and tumors that are in areas in which keeping the surrounding, healthy cells safe is especially important, such as around your eyes or nose. It is also commonly performed on basal cell and squamos cell carcinomas. Our Dana Point dermatologist can let you know if Mohs micrographic surgery is the right option for you after an initial consultation and examination of your individual condition.
If you are interested in learning more about Mohs micrographic surgery or any of the other services provided by our Dana Point dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology, Inc., we encourage you to visit our practice’s website. There you can find additional information about these topics and more. Should you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate in contacting us. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours or reach out to us online.