Mohs surgery is microscopically controlled surgery that treats Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. It is done under local anesthetic in the office and offers the highest rate of cure for these common skin cancers.
After an area is identified as a Basal Cell Carcinoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Dr. Fischer removes a very small surrounding area and immediately checks the processed specimen under the microscope. If any skin cancer remains, it is removed. Once the area is cancer free Dr. Fischer usually closes the area.
Dr. Fischer performed his Mohs surgery training at the Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Buffalo , N. Y., and is a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Fischer is very experienced in performing Mohs surgery and has treated many thousands of cases since 1984.