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What is Mohs Surgery?

Curing skin cancer is what Mohs surgery was designed to do.  

This specialized micrographic (i.e., tissue studied under a microscope) procedure was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs to spare as much tissue as possible while producing high cure rates. Given the highly technical nature of the procedure, Mohs surgery should only be performed by a trained Mohs surgeon who is also board-certified in plastic surgery. 

Summary

Procedure time
2 to 4 hours
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Overnight stay
No
Anesthetic
Anesthetic
Local anesthesia
Recovery time
Recovery time
1-2 days

MOHS Surgery Benefits

High Cure Rates

MOHS surgery has a high cure rate, up to 99%, for certain types of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, and is generally associated with fewer complications compared to other surgical techniques used to treat skin cancer. 

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Precise Removal of Cancerous Tissue

Our MOHS surgeons use a specialized technique that involves removing the cancerous tissue layer by layer and examining each layer under a microscope to ensure that all cancerous cells have been removed. This precision helps to precisely identify the boundaries of the cancerous tissue and minimize the removal of healthy tissue.

Mohs surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma
Minimal Scarring

By precisely removing only the affected tissue, MOHS surgery can help to minimize scarring and improve cosmetic outcomes.

Same-Day Results

Because our surgeons examine the tissue under a microscope immediately after it is removed, MOHS surgery can often be completed in a single day, with results available immediately.

Am I a

Candidate for MOHS Surgery?

Mohs surgery is designed to cure specific types of skin cancer. This procedure may be the best treatment option if you have been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and some kinds of melanoma or less common skin cancers. 

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Consultation

Mohs surgery consultations are available at all Plastic Surgery Center locations. The best treatment plan for you will depend on various factors, including the type of cancer and the extent of tissue involved. During your consultation, you will meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also highly trained in micrographic pathology. They will review your medical history, answer questions, and discuss your ideal surgical outcomes to make personalized recommendations. 

Questions
about this procedure?

Mohs Reconstruction Surgery with Dr. Ahmed Nasser

What to Expect

Prior to your surgery our expert staff and physicians will provide detailed information about what you can expect before, during, and after surgery. Your surgeon will consider your health history and the amount of skin and tissue involved to determine our best surgical recommendations. The final decision about how much tissue is removed will take place during surgery. We typically use medication to numb the treated area so you don't feel pain.

 

During this procedure, all of the surrounding tissue (margins) are carefully examined under a microscope, one layer at a time, to ensure the removal of all cancer cells. Depending on the location and extent of tissue removed, the Mohs technique may require a plastic surgeon's practiced ability to limit scarring and disfigurement. Typically, our plastic surgeons close your incisions with buried, dissolvable stitches to reduce visible scars and increase patient comfort. 

Recovery &
Results

Most patients undergoing Mohs surgery can expect to return to regular activity within a few days, but full recovery can take up to 2 weeks. Ice and over-the-counter medication can help manage swelling and pain during the first 24-48 hours. Limit high-intensity exercise or heavy lifting for approximately one week after surgery to prevent postoperative bleeding. Discharge instructions will be provided. Stitches should be kept clean and dry during recovery, and you may be prescribed ointment to avoid infection and improve healing. 

Best

Surgeons in NJ

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are highly trained in plastic surgery and the Mohs technique. We combine the most advanced surgical training with decades of experience to ensure safety and satisfaction for each patient. We pride ourselves in providing world-class care and surgical outcomes that will exceed your expectations. 

Michael Rose
PHYSICIAN

Michael Rose

MD, FACS
Matthew  Kaufman
PHYSICIAN

Matthew Kaufman

MD, FACS
Russell Ashinoff
PHYSICIAN

Russell Ashinoff

MD, FACS
Eric Wimmers
PHYSICIAN

Eric Wimmers

MD, FACS
Zuhaib Ibrahim
PHYSICIAN

Zuhaib Ibrahim

MD, FACS
Eric I.  Chang
PHYSICIAN

Eric I. Chang

MD, FACS
Hakan Usal
PHYSICIAN

Hakan Usal

MD
Ritwik Grover
PHYSICIAN

Ritwik Grover

MD
Ahmed Nasser
PHYSICIAN

Ahmed Nasser

MD
Tzvi Small
PHYSICIAN

Tzvi Small

MD, FACS
Robert T. Nevitt III
PHYSICIAN

Robert T. Nevitt III

MD

Financing & Insurance

Because this procedure is considered a medically necessary cancer treatment, most insurance providers will cover the cost of Mohs surgery. Our dedicated support staff will work with you and your health insurer to obtain the approvals for your covered surgical procedures.

Our Process

01
schedule
Schedule a Consultation

During your consultation, our expert surgeons will listen and work with you to fully understand the look you wish to achieve.

02
explore-options
Explore
Your Options

We will review and explain all of your cosmetic options and identify which procedure is right for you.

03
transforamation
Start Your Transformation

Our friendly and compassionate staff and physicians will guide you through the entire process, answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns.

Let Your Natural Beauty Flourish

Take the first step toward a more confident, more beautiful you.

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Map of Locations

Plastic Surgeons in NJ

Shrewsbury 535 Sycamore Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Flemington 194 NJ-31, Pavilion 2, Suite 102 Flemington, NJ 08822
Hackettstown 57 Route 46E, Suite 201 Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Lehigh Valley 1401 Fairmont Street Whitehall, PA 18052
Montclair 1 Bay Avenue, Suite 4 Montclair , NJ 07028
Phoenixville 826 Main Street, Suite 203 Phoenixville, PA 19460
Brick 74 Brick Boulevard, Building 4, Suite 205 Brick, NJ 08723
East Brunswick 192 Summer Hill Rd, Suite 201 East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Florham Park 83 Hanover Road, Suite 260 Florham Park, NJ 07932
Hopewell 2 Capital Way , Suite 390, 3rd Floor Hopewell, NJ 08534
Rockland County 257 Lafayette Ave , Suite 200 Suffern, NY 10901
Bridgewater-Greymark 1200 US Route 22 East, Suite 19 Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Edison 102 James Street, Suite 202 Edison, NJ 08820
Freehold 3499 Route 9 North, Building 2, Suite 2C-2 Freehold, NJ 07728
Egg Harbor Township 4096 English Creek Ave Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Hackensack 20 Prospect Ave, Suite 903, 9th Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601
Jersey City 377 Jersey City, Suite 220 Jersey City, NJ 07302
Union 950 West Chestnut St, Suite 102 Union, NJ 07083
Marlton 11 Eves Drive, Suite 170 Marlton, NJ 08053
Manahawkin 1100 Route 72 West, 3rd Floor, Suite 306A Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Peace of Mind, Precise Cancer Removal

Get back to living and trust that your surgical margins are cancer free. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a Mohs specialist. 

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