Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. The technique was devised over 60 years ago by Dr. Frederic Mohs at the University of Wisconsin and is considered to be the most effective technique for treating the two most common skin cancers; basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).


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Mohs surgery is considered to be the most effective technique for treating the two most common skin cancers; basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Mohs surgery is done in stages while the patient waits. During the surgery, thin layers of skin containing the cancer are progressively removed and examined until only healthy tissue remains. This allows for removal of all the cancerous cells whilst leaving the smallest possible scar.

Who carries out the surgery?
Mohs surgery is carried out by one of our Consultant Dermatologists, Dr Sajjad Rajpar or Dr Augustin Martin-Clavijo, with assistance from a pathologist (who examines the skin tissue in the lab).

What are the advantages of Mohs surgery?
It has a very high success rate and leaves the smallest possible scar.

How long does the surgery take?
As the surgery is done in stages, the process can take up to half a day.

To book a consultation with one of our Consultant Dermatologists, please call us on 0121 456 8140.


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