If you are looking for the most effective skin cancer surgery, look no further than Khrom Dermatology right here in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Tatiana Khrom is among the very few dermatologists who have completed training in Mohs micrographic surgery. It is a sophisticated technique, with better medical and cosmetic results than any other cancer removal method currently available.
What is Mohs micrographic surgery?
This technique was developed in the 1930s by medical pioneer Frederic Mohs, although it was not commonly used until the 1960s. It is a multi-phase surgery, completed in one appointment. The process begins with removing a very thin layer of tissue from the tumor. That tissue is then evaluated to map the precise location of cancerous cells. Using that information as a guide, the surgeon removes another thin layer, and evaluates it. The process is repeated until no more cancerous cells are detected.
Once the cancer has been completely removed, the surgical wound is carefully closed. The Mohs technique requires exceptional skill and extensive training, because it requires surgeons to fill three roles. First, they remove cancerous lesions. Next, they act as pathologists, analyzing laboratory specimens. Finally, they are also the cosmetic surgeons who restore the area after treatment.
The benefits of Mohs Surgery
In most skin cancer removal methods, the surgeon is guided only by visual clues. He or she must look at the tumor and determine how much tissue to remove. Because cancers can have deep roots, a wide margin of tissue around the tumor is usually removed. As a result, the surgical wound is usually larger than necessary, but occasionally it is not large enough and cancer is left behind.
Only Mohs surgery includes progressive cancer removal with pathological analysis during the procedure. What does that mean to you?
- Mohs has a higher cure than other cancer surgeries
- The maximum amount of healthy tissue is preserved
- The surgical wound is cosmetically restored during the procedure
- Mohs is recommended for aggressive types of cancer, and for tumors that have already returned after a previous procedure
When facing the frightening possibility of cancer, Brooklyn residents trust their skin to the skilled and compassionate hands of Dr. Khrom. Call 718-751-0674 for a consultation.