For troublesome and potentially disfiguring skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery has now become the gold standard of treatment, and it is available at Benson Dermatology.
The Mohs surgeon, using local anesthesia in our office, removes the cancerous growth, immediately processes the tissue, and then checks the microscopic margins within minutes. If a tiny root is found after the initial removal, another targeted portion is carefully removed and re-checked for completeness. When the procedure is done, the patient leaves with the assurance that the entire growth is gone without having to wait a week or two for results, and the cancer is excised with a minimum of surrounding skin having been removed because the surgeon maps the cancer as he or she removes it.*