REASONS TO UNDERGO THIS PROCEDURE
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
In addition to the low recurrence and high cure rates, one of the main advantages of MOHS is that it offers the highest level of healthy skin preservation. Since it is microscopically controlled, the doctor is able to focus on the cancerous cells and leave the healthy cells untouched.
MOHS SURGERY PROCEDURE
This process will be repeated as many times as possible to locate and remove all traces of cancerous cells from the affected area. Removal is done moderately and progressively to ensure the preservation of healthy tissue.
Once the microscopic examination reveals that all tissue samples are clear of cancerous cells, the surgical area is ready for repair, which involves a procedure known as cancer reconstruction.
The entire surgery can take a few hours up to an entire day in rare cases, but this would depend on the size and severity of the skin cancer.
As with any surgery, you will be provided with detailed instructions for proper wound care. This ensures the prevention of infection and permanent scarring. Your doctor may also recommend that you temporarily refrain from bathing to avoid getting the area wet, and to stay indoors to avoid unnecessary sun exposure.
The recovery time varies depending on the size and location of the skin cancer, as well as the complexity of the surgery. Patients can expect localized swelling and itching for the first few days, as well as redness (which should gradually fade in the course of 4-6 months).
Dr. Sedgh will schedule several follow-up appointments over the next few weeks to ensure that your wound is healing properly. He will also encourage regularly scheduled skin exams to check for any new growths, although the chances of recurrences are quite minimal with this technique.
COMFORT & TRANSPARENCY FROM START TO FINISH
When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.