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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs surgery is a treatment for removing skin cancer with a high cure rate. Only dermatologists who have Mohs surgery training can perform this procedure. Dr. Morrell is qualified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology with an added qualification in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Call us today to book your consultation. 

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What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is a surgical technique for removing certain types of skin cancer. During the Mohs procedure, Dr. Morrell will remove around the cancerous growth and test the margins in an in-office lab to determine if the skin cancer was all removed. He will continue to remove the cancerous growth in the same visit until all margins are clear of cancer.  The Mohs procedure has a high cure rate of skin cancer while also providing aesthetically pleasing results. 

Who is a candidate?

Dr. Morrell will determine if you are a good candidate for the Mohs procedure after reviewing the pathology and having a consultation (if from another provider). Candidates that could qualify for the Mohs procedure include those who have Basal Cell Carcinoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma that appears on highly visible sites such as the face, neck, and hands. 

We also have coordinating plastic surgeons in Beaumont, Texas who can repair the area after Dr. Morrell completes the Mohs surgery if plastic surgery is needed to achieve cosmetically pleasing results. 

What to expect after surgery

Dr. Morrell and his nursing staff will provide instructions on how to take care of the area after the surgical procedure. The patient will be provided the proper prescriptions to prevent any infections. After having the Mohs procedure, although the cure rates are high, we recommend scheduling regular skin checks to monitor for suspicious growths.