Fort Washington, PA area professional offers Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer
Because the skin is one of the most exposed organs, it is most susceptible to the damage caused by UV rays. Patients with excessive sun exposure are at a higher risk than others for the development of skin cancer. Dr. Aradhna Saxena of the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute is experienced in providing a highly effective treatment called Mohs micrographic surgery.
What is Mohs?
Mohs is a specialized excision process for the treatment of cancers. It is best used on areas of the face since it is an extremely conservative method. This treatment is done using a specialized microscope which allows the dermatologist to analyze the tissues immediately upon removal. Layer by layer, the tissue is removed until all areas of cancer are effectively eliminated. This reduces the amount of skin removed, and therefore, reduces scar tissue.
Benefits of Mohs micrographic surgery
- Conservative approach that maintains healthy tissue
- Unique method that allows a view of the lesion margins
- Immediate evaluation of removed tissue with a special microscope
- Cure rate of 99 percent for new cancer, 95 percent for recurring cancer
- Performed quickly thanks to Dr. Saxena’s experience and training in reconstructive surgery
Call today for an appointment
Dr. Aradhna Saxena of the Dermatology and Skin Care Institute is proud to offer patients her experience and expertise in Mohs micrographic surgery. If you have been newly diagnosed with skin cancer, or you have had issues with recurring cancer, it may be time to consider this procedure for a highly successful cure rate. Contact her Fort Washington, PA area practice at (215) 392-6680 to schedule a consultation at her office conveniently located at 455 Pennsylvania Ave #127. She also has a location in Lansdale, PA that may also be convenient for patients, located at 1240 S. Broad Street, Suite 200.