Mohs surgery is considered another effective technique for treating many basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the two most common types of skin cancer. Sometimes called Mohs micrographic surgery.
During this procedure, the surgeon removes thin layers of skin one layer at a time and examines each layer under a microscope to determine if any cancer remains. This procedure continues until only cancer-free tissue remains. Once we have cancer-free tissue remaining we bandage the wound and the patient will see a plastic surgeon typically the same day for closure.