Dr. Aradhna Saxena doing Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Lansdale, PA Being the most exposed organ, our skin is susceptible to the effects of numerous factors, such as UV exposure and even stress. Current data states that skin cancer will occur in about one in every five people in our country. The physicians at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute place a great deal of importance on education for the prevention of skin cancer. We also understand the need for compassionate care when skin cancer has been detected

An encounter with skin cancer can be frightening. Fortunately, the most commonly diagnosed skin cancers are non-melanoma which, while serious, are rarely life threatening. We give high priority to the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer type and for successful removal.

Dr. Aradhna Saxena is a fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeon in Philadelphia, and a member of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a precise technique for accurate skin cancer removal developed by Dr. Frederic Mohs in the 1930s. More than 75 years later, still only a handful of physicians around the country have obtained the educational pedigree to perform Mohs surgery. Patients of the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute can rely on our expertise and commitment to excellence in conducting state-of-the-art skin cancer removal.

The Mohs procedure differentiates itself from standard excision in several ways:
  • This conservative procedure removes cancerous cells while preserving the health and beauty of surrounding tissue.
  • The tissue processing unique to Mohs surgery is conducted in a way that allows your physician to view 100 percent of a lesion’s margins.
  • Excised tissue is immediately evaluated under a high-powered microscope.
  • The cure rate with Mohs surgery is 99 percent for most new skin cancer diagnoses and up to 95 percent for recurring cancers.
  • In most cases, repair is performed right away because Dr. Saxena has extensive training in reconstructive surgery
Even the hint of skin cancer can bring on immense anxiety. The truth is, however, when detected early, all skin cancers can be successfully treated.

We invite you to contact our dermatology office in Lansdale or Fort Washington to schedule your skin cancer screening. Our team is happy to provide the information and techniques for sun protection that will help you preserve the health of your skin and identify concerning lesions early in development.

"For more information, visit the American College of Mohs Surgery patient education website. Patients can Learn More About Mohs Surgery, including what the Mohs Procedure is, see the Mohs step-by-step process, and get answers to the most-asked questions about the procedure."

Steps of Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery - 1st Stages

See an example of a Mohs layer being taken - all under local anesthesia in the outpatient office setting. Fort Washington and Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fort Washington PA

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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