Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Why Choose Mohs Surgery?

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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are two of the most common types of skin cancer. When detected, it is important that the cancerous tissues be removed promptly. Fortunately, there is a remarkable surgical technique that is used to remove BCC and SCC.
Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is considered one of the most effective procedures for skin cancer. In fact, it brings a 98% or better cure rate! While this highly precise surgical approach is today’s go-to choice for skin cancer removal, it is not new. Dr. Frederic Mohs developed the technique in the 1930s. Here’s a closer look at the successful, time-tested procedure of Mohs surgery.

What does Mohs surgery involve?

The hallmark advantages of choosing Mohs surgery are the significant reduction in carcinoma recurrence as well as the minimal amount of tissue that must be removed. Mohs is a specialized excision procedure that uses a precise and progressive approach. The qualified Mohs surgeon removes thin layers of cancer-containing skin tissues until only healthy, cancer-free tissue remains. A microscope is used to examine each layer throughout the surgical process. This technique greatly minimizes the need to remove more skin than what is absolutely necessary, a valued advantage for patients who have skin cancer on the face or other highly visible areas.

Who is a Good Candidate for Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is considered the most preferred treatment for patients with BCC and/or SCC. As mentioned before, patients with skin cancer on their hands, face, feet and neck are great candidates. Mohs surgery is also highly versatile, as it is excellent for large, recurring or aggressive cancers or cancers that have poorly defined borders. In addition, Mohs surgery can be used for those that have recently undergone radiation treatment or have significant scar tissue within the treatment area.

At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we have a leading Mohs surgeon who is known for his remarkable results in skin cancer removal. If you’d like to learn more about what you can expect from Mohs surgery, please call our Buckhead office today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

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My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

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I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.