About Mohs Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized and precise treatment that is widely accepted as the most effective technique for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas and is becoming increasingly popular for other skin cancers as well. This surgical technique removes one tissue layer at a time and screens carefully for cancerous tissue. Mohs removes cancerous cells with the greatest precision, while sparing the maximum amount of healthy tissue, and reducing the chances of recurrence. Dr. Divine has been extensively trained in Mohs surgery and has completed fellowship training at Vanderbilt University.
You will be asked to come in for a consultation before having surgery to examine the skin cancer, obtain a medical history, review your medications, and determine whether Mohs surgery is the best treatment plan for your unique needs.
Before the start of surgery, Dr. Divine will review the procedure’s steps with you and obtain an informed consent. If you need clarification or further answers, feel free to ask the doctors or staff at this time. If excess anxiety is a concern, you may be given medication to make you more comfortable.