Skin Cancer Removal by Mohs Micrographic Surgery
The Skin Surgery Center of Houston
As fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive surgeons, Drs. Libbyette Wright and Erik Petersen specialize in treating basal and squamous cell skin cancers. They also treat less common tumors including melanoma.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most advanced and effective treatment procedure for skin cancer available today, particularly for treatment of cancers of the face and other sensitive areas. The Mohs procedure is performed by specially trained surgeons who have completed at least one additional year of fellowship training (in addition to the physician's three-year dermatology residency) under the tutelage of a Mohs College member.
Because the physician is specially trained in surgery, pathology, and reconstruction, Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer - up to 99 percent. The Mohs technique allows the physician to see beyond the visible disease, to precisely identify, trace the edges and remove the entire tumor layer by layer while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. As the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, it minimizes the chance of re-growth and lessens the potential for scarring or disfigurement.
We strive to provide the very best medical care. Every patient is treated with respect, courtesy and provided comfortable accommodations while at the Skin Surgery Center of Houston. Thank you for allowing us to be of service.