Mohs surgery, named after Dr. Frederick Mohs, is a highly specialized surgical treatment for the complete removal of skin cancer. It differs from other forms of treating skin cancers by the use of COMPLETE microscopic examination of ALL tissues removed. This allows the Mohs surgeon to remove only the cancer cells and leave the normal skin untouched.
The Mohs procedure is performed by specially trained surgeons who have completed one additional year of training known as a fellowship. This is in addition to their one year internship then three years of dermatology residency.
A Mohs surgeon is specially trained in surgery, pathology and reconstruction.