Mohs Surgery in New Bern, Jacksonville, & Greenville, NC
Mohs surgery is on the rise and for good reason. Not only does it have the highest cure rate for skin cancer treatment, according to the American College of Mohs Surgery, but it is also more cost-effective and patient-centered.
What Is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is a precise technique used to treat skin cancer. It can also be known as Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Frederick Mohs, Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, first developed this technique approximately 50 years ago, and that is how the procedure got its name.
Although the surgery was developed over 50 years ago, only a few dermatologists were trained in this specialty, until recently.
Call Us Today for an Appointment
Here at East Carolina Dermatology & Skin Surgery, Dr. Mavropoulos is a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon. The fellowship training for Mohs surgeons is an extensive one- to two-year program, completed after their years of dermatology residency.
If you are concerned about your skin or have any questions, please reach out to our team. Call our New Bern, NC office today at 252-633-4200 to schedule an appointment.
Quick Facts about Mohs Surgery:
* Statistics came from the American College of Mohs Surgery
- Basic goal: remove the skin cancer entirely while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible
- Up to 99% cure rate for primary tumors*
- Up to 94% cure rate for recurrent tumors*
- Mohs surgery leaves the smallest defect compared to other skin cancer surgeries