Mohs surgery is an advanced skin cancer treatment with higher cure rates than many other treatments. Dr. David and Dr. Jordana Herschthal specialize in Mohs surgery, offering this effective treatment to patients in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach, FL.
What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery, often simply called Mohs surgery, is one of the most effective treatments for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. This treatment involves the gradual removal of cancerous tissue, ensuring that a minimal amount of healthy tissue is affected. This precise treatment is effective in ensuring that all cancerous cells are removed while also leaving a smaller scar than other skin cancer treatments.
What is the Mohs Surgery Procedure Like?
The Mohs surgery procedure is performed with local anesthesia to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient. It begins with removing a layer of cancerous tissue from the affected area. After a layer is removed, it is examined under a microscope to determine the amount of cancerous tissue that remains on the body. With this information, the surgeon will carefully remove additional layers, targeting only the cancerous tissue. This process is repeated until all cancer cells are successfully eliminated.
What Happens After Mohs Surgery?
After Mohs surgery, our next priority is reconstruction. At The Herschthal Practice, we offer same-day surgery and reconstruction to help make cancer treatment as easy as possible for our patients. After the cancerous tissue is removed, we will use a variety of techniques to close the wound and minimize scarring. Some patients may require stitching for small treatment areas. For larger areas, we may employ a skin grafting technique, which allows us to use skin from a different area of the body to close the wound and minimize visible damage. After the reconstruction phase, patients are able to return home. Depending on the extent of surgery, patients may be able to return to work and other activities within days of treatment.
How Much Does Mohs Surgery Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
Mohs surgery is one of the most successful skin cancer treatments, and many insurance companies cover this procedure. To determine if your insurance covers this treatment and if you will be responsible for any additional costs, schedule a consultation with us today. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
If you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs micrographic surgery may be your best treatment option. To learn more about this treatment or schedule a consultation, contact us today. The Herschthal Practice offers Mohs surgery and other effective cancer treatments to men and women living in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and the neighboring Florida communities.