Advantages of Mohs Surgery
The experienced Mohs surgeon has two goals:
1) Remove every last cancer cell for complete cure
2) Keep the resulting wound as small as possible
Fortunately, Mohs surgery can achieve both goals. The detailed analysis of tissue margins leads to the highest chance of cure, allows smaller surgical margins to be taken. For treatment of most skin cancers, only 1 to 1.5 milimeter margins are taken in Mohs excisions, compared to 4 to 5 milimeter “safety margins” that are recommended with standard excision.