Dermatology - Mohs' Surgery
Is Mohs’ surgery the best treatment option for all skin cancers?
If you have any type of suspicious skin lesion, you should seek evaluation by a Dermatologist. If skin cancer is suspected, he may recommend and perform a biopsy. Mohs’ surgery may be recommended based on the type and location of the skin cancer, as well as other factors.
Is Mohs’ surgery more expensive than other types of skin cancer treatments?
Mohs’ is a multi-step procedure and because of this and all it involves, it is slightly more expensive than other skin cancer treatments. It is important, however, to consider the advantages of the Mohs’ technique in examining the total cost.
Will Mohs’ surgery be covered by my insurance plan?
Mohs’ surgery is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
Will Mohs’ surgery leave a scar?
All surgical procedures have the potential for some degree of visible scarring. The appearance of a post-Mohs’ surgical scar will depend on several factors, including size and location of the final defect, individual skin characteristics and the reconstruction options available. Keep in mind, however, that the tissue-sparring nature of the Mohs’ technique may result in a smaller, less noticeable scar than other skin cancer removal methods.
**The above information was taken from the American Society for Mohs’ Surgery.
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