Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C., is fortunate to have on staff both Dr. Maureen Mooney and Dr. June Kim. Both doctors are fellowship trained Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery specialists, among the most experienced fellowship-trained surgeons in the area. Our surgeons are renowned for their skill, outstanding success rate, and excellent cosmetic results. They operate out of our University Place location from our recently renovated Mohs surgical suite.
The Mohs ProcedureThe highly specialized Mohs micrographic surgery requires a great deal of skill and training. First, the skin is numbed with a local anesthetic. Next, the surgeon removes the visible portion of the tumor and the skin is bandaged. Lastly, the tissue is thoroughly examined under a microscope in the laboratory, taking approximately 30 minutes. If examination reveals that the tumor has not been completely removed, the procedure will be repeated - removing only the necessary tissue - until no cancer remains. After the cancer is completely gone the area is repaired, typically with sutures which are removed one to two weeks after the procedure.
While some skin cancer may remain undetected after a standard excision, the Mohs Skin Cancer surgery specialist can verify that all cancerous tissue is removed before completing the procedure. Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery is considered the best treatment for many types of skin cancer.
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