Living in Colorado makes us more susceptible to skin cancer from lifestyle, sun exposure and altitude. If you have been diagnosed with the two most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, then you may be a candidate for Mohs surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is the most successful treatment option for both basal and squamous cell skin cancers. It has a five year cure rate above 99% for new cancers and a 95% cure rate for recurrent cancers. Dr. Todd Becker is a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon with years of experience and has performed thousands of cases in Colorado alone. He almost always does his own complex repairs so that Mohs surgery can be performed under local anesthesia at our office.
What is Mohs surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery is a minor yet advanced technique that should only be performed by those who are fellowship trained in the procedure. This surgery uses a very precise technique to remove small layers of the skin sequentially. These layers are immediately examined under the microscope by Dr. Becker until the cancer is completely removed. By removing only the cancerous tissue, this technique combines an excellent cure rate with preservation of the most normal skin. Most patients can expect healing time to be approximately one week and may return to normal activity.