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Why Patients Choose To See A Mohs Surgeon

Mohs micrographic surgery

When it comes to healthcare, patients have many options. Most cities have several practices, clinics, and even hospitals to choose from. So when it comes to your own individual healthcare needs, how do you choose?

Skin cancer requires delicate treatment, particularly for patients who develop cancerous cells on their face or other exposes areas of the body. Anyone suffering from skin cancer wants to the reassurance that his or her surgeon has the right expertise and the right treatment options that will remove cancerous tumors with minimal scarring and a high success rate.

The Mohs technique, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, was developed by Frederick Mohs in the 1930s and is the single most effective technique for removing these cancers. One of the reasons why the Mohs technique is still so widely used among surgeons today is because it completely removes cancerous cells while maintaining the greatest amount of healthy skin tissue. With the Mohs technique, cure rates for Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (two of the most common types of skin cancer) are 98 percent.

What separates a Mohs surgeon from other surgeons? Surgeons who are fellowship trained by The American College of Mohs Surgery have undergone months of extensive, hands-on training with some of the highest qualified instructors in the field. Physicians in the program must complete a minimum of 500 cases of Mohs micrographic surgery while under the direction of a veteran Mohs college surgeon. So when a patient chooses a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon for their skin cancer treatment, they have the assurance that they’re receiving the highest standard of quality and greatest chance for success.

At the Dermatology Center of Indiana, we are proud to have Dr. Gordon as an American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship trained surgeon. Dr. Gordon has X years of experience. {More about her credentials?}

To learn more about Dr. Gordon or to schedule an appointment, call 317-838-9911 (Plainfield location) or 317-732-8980 (Zionsville location) today!

Disclaim: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about medical, cosmetic, mohs, and surgical dermatology. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed dermatologist or other health care worker.