Mohs surgery is a highly precise skin cancer procedure that is reserved for tumors in sensitive places. A Mohs surgeon cuts around the cancer and evaluates the margins before closing the area with stitches disallows for the physician and patient to be reassured that the tumor and all of its cells are completely removed before sending you home.
Many conditions of the skin and the tissue under the skin can be treated with surgical modalities. Things that require excision are usually done in the office under local anesthesia while you’re talking or watching your iPhone, and relatively painless. Cysts, lipomas, and atypical nevi can all be removed surgically here in the office.