Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is the most advanced technique for removal of skin cancers offering the highest cure rate for the most common skin cancer types, including basal and squamous cell carcinomas.* Utilizing the Mohs technique, Dr. Rubinstein is able to identify and precisely remove the cancerous tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy skin and tissue untouched and unharmed.* This results in the highest cure rate with the best possible cosmetic outcome.*
Explanation of Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery involves a planned removal and systematic analysis of thin layers of skin at the location of the skin cancer. Completed in stages, Dr. Rubinstein will continue to address layers of skin, examining the tissue during a microscopic evaluation of the excised, or removed, tissue. It is through this technique that he is able to precisely pinpoint the exact location of the cancer cells, returning to selectively remove another layer of diseased tissue, until the last traces of cancerous tissue have been eliminated.*
High precision makes Mohs surgery ideal for the complete removal of skin cancers in cosmetically important areas such as the face (nose, eyelids, lips, ears) and hands.* It is performed primarily by dermatologists trained in performing this technique, and has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer (near perfect for basal cell carcinomas, the most common type of skin cancer).* Since Mohs surgery removes only the cancerous tissue, the post-operative wound size is diminished.*
Advantages of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Highest cure rate available for skin cancer*
- The loss of healthy skin tissue is minimized
- Reconstruction of the treated area is performed the same day in most cases
- Minimal scarring with the maximum cosmetic outcome*
- Procedures are done in-office, with local anesthesia
Will the Surgery Leave a Scar?
Anytime a cut is made in the skin there will be a scar or mark.*
The best method of managing the wound resulting from Mohs surgery is determined after the cancer is completely removed. Management of the surgical site is individualized to achieve the best results, preserving functional capabilities and maximizing aesthetics.* A small wound may be allowed to heal on its own. Alternatively, the wound may be closed with stitches, a skin graft or flap.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Los Angeles
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.