What is skin cancer surgery?
There are several techniques of skin cancer removal that can be preformed during Mohs surgery. When removing the skin cancer the treatment plan usually depends on the type of cancer and location on the patients body. It is always best to consult with your surgeon and dermatologist so they may coordinate a customized surgery plan in order to achieve the best results.
Mohs surgery is usually done by a specialty surgeon with advanced training. The surgeon will remove the skin cancer layer by layer and analyze the tissue under a microscope. Each layer is removed until all of there are no cancerous cells remaining. This is where Dr.Murphy comes in to make sure the tissue is removed properly and the wound is closed up in a aesthetically pleasing way. On occasion so much tissue is removed that a patient requires special closure in order to heal naturally with minimum scaring without any deformities.
Scar revision usually takes place after a biopsy, skin scraping or Mohs surgery was preformed but left the patient feeling unsatisfied by their physical appearance.