June 30, 2016
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Mohs Surgery (cont.)

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What kind of physician can perform Mohs surgery? Where can I find a doctor board-certified in Mohs?

Most Mohs surgeons are specially trained dermatologists. There are also some plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons who are also trained to perform Mohs.

There is no current board certification for Mohs surgery. There are two nationally recognized MMS specialty groups, the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Is Mohs only for skin cancer?

Yes, Mohs is a widely used method of removing the most common types of skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Less frequently, Mohs may also be used for other malignant tumors. In special cases, Mohs may be used to treat malignant melanoma, lentigo maligna, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, Merkel cell carcinoma, microcystic adnexal carcinoma, malignant trichoepithelioma, angiosarcoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, and other cancerous skin tumors.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/mohs_surgery/article.htm

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