The Most Effective Treatment for Skin Cancer
Why Choose a Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon?
At The Skin Surgery Center, our Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons are some of the most well-respected providers in the industry. Collectively, we provide unmatched skin cancer services to our patients, delivering the highest level of quality care and patient outcomes.
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) offers fellowship training programs that are significantly more challenging and thorough than other Mohs programs. ACMS fellows-in-training experience months of extensive, hands-on direction from highly qualified instructors.
By choosing a Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, you can be assured that you will receive the highest standard of quality and expertise as well as an optimal outcome. Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard for skin cancer treatment, but not all physicians performing this Mohs surgery receive the same level of training.
At The Skin Surgery Center, Dr. John G. Albertini, Dr. Daniel Pearce, Dr. Gerardo Marrazzo, Dr. Christopher R. Urban, Dr. Evan Stiegel, Dr. Landon E. Stigall, Dr. Mario V. Mitkov, and Dr. Stephanie Howerter have all earned the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery approved fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Albertini is a past president of the ACMS. To learn more about the ACMS fellowship training program, click HERE.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Surgery is the most effective treatment option for some of the most common skin cancer types, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and certain melanomas. While it is not for every skin cancer, it’s a procedure that removes cancerous tissue while minimizing the impact to adjacent healthy tissue. This precise approach allows for the highest cure rate and frequently involves the most conservation of healthy tissue. Often, Mohs surgery allows for the most simple reconstruction following the removal of skin cancer.
If you’ve been diagnosed with one of these types of skin cancer, our Board Certified Micrographic Surgeons practicing Mohs surgery in Winston-Salem, NC, can help you get cancer-free and back to your life in no time! Contact us online or call our Winston-Salem dermatology office at (336) 724-2434.
Mohs Surgery FAQs
Our patients have a lot of questions after receiving a skin cancer diagnosis. We’ve included answers to some of the most common questions patients ask about our treatment with Mohs Surgery in Winston Salem, NC. If you have more specific questions, click the button below for our full FAQS page or give our dermatology office a call at (336) 724-2434.
There are several different types of tumor growth that are best treated using the Mohs technique, most commonly melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. What is visible on the surface of the skin may only be a portion of the tumor that exists beneath.
Patients can Learn More About Mohs Surgery, including what the Mohs Procedure is, see the Mohs step-by-step process, and get answers to the most-asked questions about the procedure.
This varies by each case. Typically, antibiotics are not needed after Mohs Surgery, but dermatologists might prescribe them after more advanced procedures to reduce the risk of infection. Antibiotics are only prescribed in about 2% of cases.
Your skin will usually need about a week to heal. Wearing cosmetics within that first week can irritate your skin, making it more difficult to heal from the procedure. In more severe cases, our board-certified dermatologists in Winston-Salem might recommend a longer recovering period.
Typically, bandages should cover the area for at least a week after the procedure (until sutures are removed). Some cases may take longer. This is especially important when the wound is healing on its own, which can sometimes take up to 12 weeks.
Mohs surgery is usually considered both medically necessary and cost-effective. It’s still important to check your plan for any specific details and possible copays.
Mohs surgery is minimally invasive and only impacts the areas affected by cancerous cells, so scarring is lessened. However, there will still be a light scar. More severe cases may also leave deeper scars.
Here are a few ways to reduce Mohs surgery scarring:
- Avoid sunlight during the healing process
- Apply silicone strips or gel to the affected area
- Use post-surgical massages (our board-certified dermatologists can help)
Mohs Surgery Photos
These photos offer a quick look at the various conditions that are treated by Mohs surgery. Contact one of our board-certified dermatologists in Winston-Salem for more information.
Mohs Surgery: Schedule Your Appointment in Winston Salem, NC
Mohs surgery takes the fear and anxiety out of skin cancer treatment – if it’s diagnosed early enough. Our board-certified dermatologists in Winston-Salem will leave you with clear, healthy skin and get you back to your normal life in no time!
The road to recovery is quick and easy – just contact our Winston-Salem dermatology office online or give us a call at (336) 724-2434 to get started.