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By Dr. Bryan Selkin | Mohs Aug 9, 2018

Mohs skin cancer removal as a treatment for Plano, TX area patients

Patients in the Plano, TX area who have been diagnosed with skin cancer are encouraged to work with the staff at the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery to learn about appropriate techniques for treatment such as Mohs micrographic surgery.

What is Mohs micrographic surgery?

At the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, our doctors are available to provide patients with state-of-the-art, advanced solutions for the treatment of skin cancer. When skin cancer develops on a highly visible area, such as the face, patients may consider this method because it is much more conservative in the amount of skin it removes. Additionally, patients who have recurring cancer may want to try Mohs micrographic surgery because it can eliminate recurrent areas of skin cancer. The procedure is a process that ensures effective removal by excellent margin control and removing the least amount of tissue.

The Mohs micrographic surgery process

Dr. Selkin Bryan at Dermatology Center explains the Mohs micrographic surgery process.The surgery takes time to complete, but it is extremely effective in removing areas of skin cancer that are of serious concern. The procedure requires Dr. Javvaji, our Mohs micrographic surgeon, to remove the cancerous cells layer by layer. Each layer that is removed is viewed immediately under a microscope to check the outer edges for cancerous cells. For the next layer, the doctor will then remove less skin to keep as much of the healthier skin intact as possible. This layer is evaluated, and then the process is completed until all visible areas of cancer have been removed. Some skin cancers run deep into the layers of the skin, and this method of treatment ensures that the cancer is taken out entirely.

What are the benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery?

This method of treatment for skin cancer is:

  • Highly effective
  • Done in one appointment
  • Extremely successful
  • Appropriate for highly visible areas of the skin
  • Beneficial for patients with recurring skin cancer
  • Known for avoiding large areas of scarring
  • Effective for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma

How does Mohs micrographic surgery differ from traditional excision?

Traditional excision may still be beneficial for various types of skin cancer, both on the face and body. Mohs micrographic surgery does require an experienced dermatological professional such as Dr. Javvajihh and specialized training that may not be available at all practices. The Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery is pleased to provide Mohs micrographic surgery to patients in Plano, TX, and the surrounding areas. For many patients who move forward with Mohs micrographic surgery, it is often the only procedure they need for achieving cancer-free skin.

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What types of skin cancer can Mohs surgery address?

Patients with any type of cancer may benefit from Mohs micrographic surgery. This includes:

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Am I a candidate for Mohs surgery?

Dr. Selkin Bryan at Dermatology Center explains who are candidates for Mohs surgery.Once patients have been diagnosed with skin cancer, the options for treatment will be given. The type of cancer and depth are taken into account, along with medical history. Common options include simple excision, Mohs surgery, radiation therapy, electrodessication and curettage (scrape and burn procedure), cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), and the use of creams. Based on our vast experience treating skin cancer and the up to date literature in the field of Dermatology, each patient is guided towards the optimal plan.

We are here to assist patients in the Plano, TX area with their skin cancer concerns by providing advanced skin cancer care with Mohs micrographic surgery. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer and are seeking treatment, now the time to contact the staff at the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery to discuss the advantages of using the Mohs technique. Call the office at 972-985-9003 and visit at 5044 Tennyson Parkway, Suite B. We also have other locations available in Flower Mound,and McKinney for your convenience.

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Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery is committed to helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful skin. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr. Bryan Selkin MD, FAAD, Board Certified in Dermatology; Gilbert Selkin, MD, DMD, Board Certified Maxillofacial Surgeon; John “Jay” Wofford MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist; M. David Meyer MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist; Janet Y. Li MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon, Sam Awan, MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist; Trisha J. Patel MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist; Howard Steinman MD, FAAD - Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon; Nicholas R. Snavely MD, FAAD - Board Certified Dermatologist Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon, an expert in the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as advanced reconstruction; and Caitlin Farmer, MD – Board Eligible Dermatologist