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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

Many patients have questions about the Mohs Surgery. I would like to take this time to address what Mohs Surgery is and why it's a treatment of choice in the removal of some forms of skin cancer.

The Mohs Surgery provides the most precise method for removal of the cancerous tissue, while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. For this reason, the Mohs surgery may result in a significantly smaller surgical defect and less noticeable scarring, as compared to other methods of skin cancer treatment.

The Mohs Surgery can be recommended for the removal of skin cancer in areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes, such as the face. The Mohs Surgery may also be recommended for lesions that have recurred following prior treatment, or for lesions which have the greatest likelihood of recurrence.

A consultation is the best way to evaluate whether the Mohs Surgery is the most appropriate treatment option for your particular diagnosis. A consultation is beneficial in addressing your specific questions, ensuring that you are well prepared for the procedure. If it is determined that Mohs Surgery is not the best option for you, I can recommend appropriate alternative therapies.

About Dr. Clevens:

Dr. Ross A. Clevens has performed over 2500 Mohs Surgeries and as a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon he understands the importance of removing a cancerous tumor while maintaining both the integrity and cosmetic appearance of healthy tissue and skin.

Your face is special...Trust your face to the Specialist.

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