Mohs micrographic surgery, an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer, offers the highest potential for recovery – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated. This procedure is state-of-the-art treatment in which the physician servers as surgeon, pathologist and reconstruction surgeon. It relies on the accuracy of a microscope to trace and ensure removal of skin cancer down to its roots. This procedure allows dermatologists trained in Mohs surgery to see beyond the visible disease, and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. This procedure is most often used in treating two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
At All Island Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Laser Center we also offer the latest techniques in skin cancer treatment. Our fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Elena Maydan, M.D., F.A.A.D., specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of basal and squamous cell carcinomas, as well as some types of melanoma. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced procedure for the treatment of skin cancer, offering the highest cure rate, while minimizing damage to the healthy tissue. As the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, it minimizes the chance of re- growth and lessens the potential for scarring or disfigurement. The laboratory analysis of specimens are performed on-site in an in-house Mohs Laboratory and Dermatopathology Laboratory, both fully certified in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) standards for clinical laboratories.