Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Kenner Dermatology Center offers Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the leadership of Dr. Hayes Gladstone, the former Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Stanford University. Mohs skin cancer surgery is used to treat the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
What is Mohs surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced and highly specialized technique for the removal of skin cancer. The procedure was developed by Dr. Fredrick Mohs at the University of Wisconsin back in the 1930s and now it is practiced throughout the world. It offers the highest potential for recovery; the cure rate can be up to 99 percent, even if other treatments have failed.
Why is Mohs Surgery Different?
Mohs surgery permits the immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancerous tissue. Careful examination ensures that all of the cancerous tissue is eliminated. Mohs surgery removes only the cancerous tissue and spares the normal tissue.
The dermatologic surgeon methodically and precisely maps the location of the tumor and the minimum amount of normal skin is removed. This is particularly important in cosmetic-sensitive areas such as the face. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
Why Have Your Mohs Surgery Done at Kenner Dermatology Center?
Dr. Gladstone is highly trained and has special skills in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, dermopathology, and Mohs surgery. He is the former director of Dermatologic Surgery at Stanford University, is nationally and internationally known for his reconstructive skills, and has a background in head and neck surgery and cosmetic surgery. Curing cancer is the priority, but the aesthetic result is also very important to him.