Mohs Surgery Sarasota FL
Dermatology Associates Offers Mohs Surgery in Sarasota, FL
Mohs surgery is a highly precise procedure for treating skin cancer and is offered by Dermatology Associates in Sarasota, Florida. In order for dermatologists to offer this specialized treatment option, they must go through an additional year of fellowship training. Dermatology Associates is proud to have a certified dermatologist on staff who can offer Mohs surgery to our patients.
Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatment options for skin cancer due to the level of precision it requires. Some of the advantages of this outpatient procedure include that it:
- Offers better cure rates than a standard excision – This type of surgery differs from a standard surgical procedure in that each layer of skin cancer that is removed is immediately inspected under a microscope and checked for cancer cells. This process is repeated layer by layer until no more cancer cells are found, which is why it has the highest success rate among skin cancer treatments – up to 99 percent – and minimizes the chance of regrowth.
- Preserves the largest amount of healthy tissue – Because of the microscopic precision of this procedure, Mohs surgery preserves more surrounding healthy tissue than a standard excision and reduces the likelihood of scarring. This makes it an ideal option for skin cancer that appears on the face or other sensitive areas.
As a comprehensive skin care practice based in Sarasota, FL, Dermatology Associates is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care to address many different cosmetic and medical skin concerns. Additionally, our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to offer skin cancer screening and cutting edge treatment services under the same roof for the convenience of our patients.
Contact Dermatology Associates today to learn more about Mohs surgery and other skin cancer treatment options we offer in Sarasota, FL.