Dr. Ilyas Receives Prestigious Board Certification for Mohs Surgery

Dr. Humza Ilyas received the prestigious honor of board certification for Mohs surgery.  Dr. Ilyas is one of the first Mohs surgeons in the county to achieve this new certification awarded by the American Board of Dermatology.  This outstanding level of recognition continues to solidify his expertise as one of the premier surgeons in this procedure. Mohs surgery, also referred to as Mohs micrographic surgery, involves a surgical technique to specifically treat skin cancer. Dr. Ilyas specializes in Mohs surgery and advanced reconstructive techniques. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Board of Dermatology, and the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Ilyas completed his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and Mohs fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, where Dr. Frederick Mohs originally pioneered the technique.

Mohs surgery aspires to remove skin cancer while minimizing damage to surrounding skin tissue. The surgery utilizes local anesthesia to remove skin cancer through advanced surgical techniques that require specialized training to complete in the outpatient setting. Throughout the surgery, a physician will sequentially excise small layers of skin to examine them for the presence of skin cancer under the microscope. The skin samples will be removed and examined until the skin cancer has been completely extracted. The procedure boasts a high cure rate. Since it only removes cancerous skin cells and preserves normal skin, the procedure protects skin aesthetics by decreasing resulting scarring. Mohs surgery is regarded as most effective in the treatment of basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common skin cancer types. The surgery can also be utilized for some melanomas and unusual cancer types. 

Dr. Ilyas joins Dr. David Olansky to create a growing team of experienced Mohs surgeons to care for our patients’ surgical needs. Mohs surgery can be technically demanding, and Olansky Dermatology and Aesthetics is excited for the expertise our physicians bring to this state-of-the-art procedure. At Olansky, to best serve our patients, we strive to be at the forefront of skin cancer treatment, and Mohs surgery offers a notable improvement to standard therapy. There is no longer a need to remove excess healthy surrounding tissue to treat some types of skin cancer, and the surgeons can confirm at surgery if all cancer cells have been excised. Mohs surgery improves our patients’ chance at a cure and drastically reduces the need for additional treatments, enabling patients to have access to superior treatments with increased accuracy and convenience. As a board certified Mohs surgeon, Dr. Ilyas will continue to advance our work as Atlanta’s premier dermatology practice. 

Schedule an appointment with our Atlanta Mohs Surgery Experts at Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics by reaching out via our website or calling 404-355-5484. Dr. Ilyas practices at both our Buckhead and Roswell locations.