Ocala Location

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Summerfield Location

(352) 347-4500

Mohs Surgery

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is a procedure in which your doctor removes thin layers of skin and examines each layer for cancerous cells. Once your dermatologist determines that there are no cancerous cells left, the surgery is over and the resultant wound is repaired.

Mohs surgery only requires a local anesthetic and you will be able to go home the same day. The surgery can vary on time and will depend on how large and complex your cancer is. This surgery is a meticulous process and can help ensure that a minimal amount of normal tissue is taken while ensuring the cancerous cells are removed.

Recovery is typically a simple process because of how precise Mohs surgery tends to be. You may need stitches or a skin flap to close the site and your dermatologist will choose the best method to ensure minimal scarring will occur.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

If you’re dealing with skin cancer, Mohs surgery may be your best option for removal. Contact your dermatologist at Ocala Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Ocala, FL at (352) 237-2322 or in Summerfield, FL, by calling (352) 347-4500, to learn more about Mohs surgery and how it could help you