About Mohs Micrographic Surgery: Effectiveness
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. Why choose a Mohs trained Surgeon? Click the following link to learn more about this prestigious training. https://www.skincancermohssurgery.org/why-choose
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, it 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.
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer.