Penn dermatologic surgeons who perform Mohs surgery are experts in the removal of skin cancer.
What to Expect in Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery at Penn offers patients with skin cancer of the face, head or neck major advantages when undergoing this precise procedure including:
- Immediate notification that the cancer is completely removed
- The highest published cure rates for many forms of skin cancer, making it less likely for cancer to grow back
- Cancer recurrence in patients who have Mohs surgery experience less than 2 percent recurrence while those who do not undergo this surgery have rates of more than 10 percent
- Maximum preservation of healthy skin for the best possible cosmetic and functional results
In most cases, patients undergo the reconstruction portion of their surgery on the same day and performed by the same Mohs surgeon at Penn Dermatology*.
Penn Dermatology's state-of-the-art surgical suites provide on-site laboratories to process skin biopsies to give immediate results to the patient.
About Mohs Surgeons at Penn
Patients can expect Penn Dermatology's Mohs surgeons to handle all aspects including:
- Performing the surgery
- Examining the microscopic cancerous lesion or tumor in the on-site laboratory
- Performing the surgical reconstruction
Penn Dermatology's Mohs surgeons have completed advanced training in Mohs micrographic surgery through fellowships sponsored by the American College of Mohs Surgery.