Why Choose a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon for your Skin Cancer removal and reconstruction
When it comes to any medical procedure, especially surgery, you want the highly-trained, very best. While any board-certified dermatologist may perform Mohs surgery, only members of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) have undergone rigorous fellowship training. Chosen through an extremely competitive review and selection process, fellows are required to complete an intensive 1 or 2-year post-residency ACMS fellowship training program. This extensive training includes participation in at least 500 Mohs surgery cases under the supervision of an experienced ACMS-approved Mohs surgeon.
Mohs surgery fellowship training programs must pass a rigorous application and review process before being allowed to train a fellow. Once the training program is approved, the program must continue to adhere to the standards set by the Mohs College. All ACMS-approved training programs are periodically re-evaluated on a 1 to 5-year basis to ensure that their academic and clinical requirements are being followed and fulfilled. We are proud to say that we have one of only two Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Northwest Arkansas, Dr. Lance Henry.
At Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, PLLC, we strongly believe that when it comes to providing quality care to our patients, experience matters. Dr. Lance Henry is the leading expert in the treatment of skin cancer in Northwest Arkansas. He has treated over 15,000 cancers using the Mohs technique, making him the most experienced Mohs Surgeon in the region.
About Mohs Micrographic Surgery: Effectiveness
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer when performed by a fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an effective and precise method for treating basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. Because the Mohs Micrographic Surgery process features a systematic microscopic search that traces skin cancer down to its roots, it offers the highest chance for complete removal of the tumor while sparing the normal tissue surrounding it.
Clinical studies conducted at various national and international medical institutions – including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Miami School of Medicine and Royal Perth Hospital in Australia – demonstrate that Mohs surgery provides five-year cure rates that exceed 99% for new cancers and 95% for recurrent cancers.
Mohs surgery is performed by doctors who are specially trained to fulfill three roles:
- The surgeon who removes the cancerous tissue
- The pathologist who analyzes the lab specimens
- The surgeon who closes or reconstructs the wound
Advantages of Mohs Surgery
- Efficient, cost-effective treatment
- Single-visit outpatient surgery
- Local anesthesia
- Lab work done on-site
- Precise results
- Physician examines 100% of tumor margins
- Spares healthy tissue
- Leaves the smallest scar possible
The Highest Cure Rate
Up to 99% for a skin cancer that has not been treated before
Up to 94% for a skin cancer that has recurred after previous treatment
THE ADVANTAGE OF MOHS
for a skin cancer that has not been treated before