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Celebrating Patient Recognition Week: Understanding the Benefits of Mohs Surgery

Fibroma and moles with age spots on the female backFebruary 1st marks the start of Patient Recognition Week, an annual event celebrating patients’ invaluable role in the healthcare system. As we take this opportunity to honor and recognize patients, it’s also an excellent time to focus on our overall health and well-being. One aspect of our well-being that often goes unnoticed is skin health, and one effective way to detect and treat skin cancer is through Mohs surgery.

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is a specialized procedure designed to treat skin cancer. It involves the removal of skin cancer with a high success rate and minimizing the removal of healthy tissue. The procedure took its name after Dr. Frederic Mohs developed the technique in the 1930s.

The Benefits of Mohs Surgery

There are several benefits to Mohs surgery, including:

  • High success rate: Mohs surgery has a success rate of up to 99% for removing certain types of skin cancer, making it a highly effective treatment option.
  • Minimizes the removal of healthy tissue: Only the affected tissue is removed during the procedure, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible intact. This can help to reduce the risk of scarring and improve the cosmetic outcome.
  • Can be performed on any skin type: Mohs surgery can take place on any skin type, including dark skin, which may be more prone to scarring after other surgical procedures.
  • Can be performed on difficult-to-treat areas: Mohs surgery can be performed on difficult-to-treat areas, such as the face, hands, and feet.

Patient Recognition Week is a great time to focus on our overall health and well-being, including our skin health. Mohs surgery is a highly effective way to treat skin cancer, and Laser & Mohs Dermatology in NYC is here to provide you with the care you need.

Where Can I Get Mohs Surgery?

If you’re interested in learning more about Mohs surgery or would like to schedule a consultation, Laser & Mohs Dermatology in NYC is here to help. Our team of experienced professionals strives to provide the highest quality care for all our patients. Contact us at 212-391-8600 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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