MOHS Micrographic Surgery
MOHS micrographic surgery (MOHS) is a specialized, highly effective technique for the removal of skin cancer. Mohs surgery differs from other skin cancer treatment in that it permits the immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancerous tissue, so that all "roots" of the cancer can be eliminated.
Due to the methodical manner in which tissue is removed and examined, MOHS Surgery achieves the highest cure rates available for "difficult" skin cancers, such as those on the face, nose and ears.
MOHS Q and A
Q. How long does the procedure take?
A. Most cases can be completed in one morning or less.
Q. Is MOHS covered by my insurance?
A. Yes, most insurance companies, including Medicare, cover the procedure.
Q. Will I be put to sleep?
A. No, it is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Everything including the tissue processing is done at the clinic by Dr. Case and his staff.