Atlanta Mohs Surgery
Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics is your answer in Atlanta when you are looking to remove your skin cancer through the highly successful method of Mohs surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical technique used to treat basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. It has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer, with five-year cure rates for new cancers exceeding 99%, and a 95% cure rate for recurring cancers. We are proud to have Dr. David Olansky & Dr. Humza Ilyas at our practice in Atlanta and Roswell as experienced Mohs micrographic surgeons. They are both certified by the American College of Mohs Surgery, and Dr. Ilyas is board certified in Mohs surgery by the American Board of Dermatology. Together they bring a combined four plus decades of experience performing successful Mohs surgery on our patients. For your added comfort and convenience, we provide Mohs surgery and reconstruction at our office in lieu of going to a hospital or surgery center.
What Is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced surgical procedure that removes skin cancer effectively using only local anesthesia. Mohs is a very precise, highly detailed technique in which small layers of skin are sequentially removed and immediately examined under the microscope until the samples indicate that the skin cancer is completely gone. By removing only tissue where cancer is known to be present, the technique combines a very high cure rate with good preservation of normal skin. This, in turn, helps minimize scarring resulting from the procedure. The American College of Mohs Surgery provides additional details via their “What to Expect for Patients For Patients” online pamphlet.
Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics has our very own American College of Mohs Surgery certified surgeons at our Atlanta practice. Let Dr. David Olansky & Dr. Humza Ilyas and their dedicated team of skin cancer specialists take care of your skin cancer removal today. Contact our Atlanta Mohs Surgery Experts at Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics to schedule an appointment.
Postoperative Care Instructions
After a Mohs surgery procedure, most patients find the recovery process simple and easy thanks to the streamlined surgical approach that leaves surrounding tissue unharmed. However, it is normal for patients to wonder what they can expect after a Mohs surgery. This video will help you understand what to expect in the short and long term.