Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is the most effective surgical treatment option available for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers. Dr. Mazloom, our double board-certified physician in Mohs surgery and dermatology, has years of experience treating skin cancer. Dr. Mazloom is one of the most qualified specialists in Mohs surgery in Venice and Sarasota County. He has advanced training and experiences and an innate ability to detect, diagnose and meticulously remove skin cancer.
Dr. Mazloom formulates individualized treatment plans for his patients including those with skin cancer. He discusses both surgical and non-surgical options with them. ReJUVA Dermatology, Vein & Skin Cancer Center is one of the only centers in Sarasota County to offer the newest dual modality SRT and EBT (radiotherapy) as a non-surgical option for skin cancers treatment.
Dr. Mazloom focuses his compassionate care on achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients. The Mohs procedure is completed in one visit, including examination and preparation, cancerous tissue removal, lab analysis, microscopic examination, and skin repair.
When performing Mohs surgery for skin cancer, Dr. Mazloom removes the cancer in stages until he completely removes all the cancerous cells. While the patient waits, the tissue goes to our highly specialized lab where our experienced pathology technician prepares the pathology slides for Dr. Mazloom to review. Dr. Mazloom then examines 100% of tumor margins which allows the removal of all cancerous cells, while sparing healthy tissue. Dr. Mazloom repeats this process until he is confident that all the cancer cells are removed. Subsequently this results in the highest cure rate while avoiding excessive surgery at the same time.
Patients are awake throughout their Mohs surgery and do not experience any discomfort after the initial numbing. We also use various techniques to minimize pain during Mohs surgery. Once the entire cancer is removed, Dr. Mazloom or our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brennan, will close the wound the same day. This allows the convenience of doing it all under the same roof on the same day without having to travel to different offices and potentially on different days.
The wound is either stitched or left to heal on its own, with some requiring skin grafting or flap repair, or reconstructive surgery. Dr. Mazloom or our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brennan, will discuss these options with you in detail. We always provide our patients with detailed recovery care guidelines.
An in-person consultation is necessary to determine whether you are a candidate for Mohs surgery. The treatment’s effectiveness depends on the type of skin cancer, your overall health and skin condition.
Patients diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and in some cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, melanoma, extramammary Paget’s disease, and DFSP may be candidates.
It is common for patients to experience some swelling, discomfort, bruising, bleeding, or scars, among others, post-surgery.
ReJUVA Dermatology, Vein, and Skin Cancer Center serves patients throughout Venice, Sarasota, Englewood, North Port and Port Charlotte. Book your consultation today if you need a skin examination or skin cancer treatment. Call us today at 941-529-0070 to schedule an appointment.