Mohs Surgery and Reconstruction
OHSU offers MOHS micrographic surgery, an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer.
MOHS micrographic surgery offers the highest potential for skin cancer cure, even if the skin cancer has been previously treated. Performed as an outpatient procedure, Mohs micrographic surgery removes the affected tumor entirely while sparing the surrounding healthy skin. Mohs micrographic surgery is commonly used to remove large tumors, tumors in hard-to-treat places, recurrent tumors and those occurring in areas where preservation of normal skin is essential (such as the tissue surrounding the eyes or nose). It is most commonly performed on basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and is useful on melanomas in some cases.
OHSU Mohs surgeons are fellowship trained dermatologic surgeons and skilled in reconstruction for most tumors. There are times when Mohs surgeons will coordinate with other specialized surgeons at OHSU to complete the reconstruction in areas such as near the eye or ear.
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