DFW Skin Surgery Center
1115 W. Randol Mill Rd
Suite 200
 Arlington, TX 76012
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
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DFW Skin Surgery Center, PLLC
1115 W. Randol Mill Road, Suite 200, Arlington, TX 76012
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
Fax: (817) 303-6651


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Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs surgery is the most advanced and effective therapy available today for a large variety of skin cancers. A Mohs surgeon microscopically localizes and removes cancerous tissue one layer at a time, while leaving healthy tissue intact. This results in the highest cure rate, up to 99%, and the smallest surgical wound, thus allowing the surgeon to minimize the final scar.
About Mohs Micrographic Surgery
The incidence of skin cancer continues to rise every year. In fact, skin cancer is the most common malignancy in both men and women. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma are the most frequently encountered types of skin cancer and are most often caused by excessive sun exposure.  

Initially small, skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, continue to grow, invading and eventually destroying both the surrounding and the underlying tissue. Extension beyond the visible tumor margins is common and these "roots" need to be completely removed to prevent them from giving rise to a recurrent cancer. 

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Overview of Skin Cancer
The most common indications for surgery include tumors on cosmetically or functionally-sensitive areas, such as the head, neck, hands, and feet, tumors that have recurred following another therapy, large tumors, and tumors with ill-defined borders or exhibiting rapid growth.
When is Mohs Micrographic Surgery Indicated?
Since the process of Mohs surgery requires highly specialized skills in dermatologic surgery, microscopic identification of cancerous cells, and advanced reconstructive techniques, rigorous hands-on fellowship training from qualified instructors is key to high quality and optimal outcome associated with this treatment. Originally set up by Dr. Frederic Mohs, the originator of Mohs surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) ensures the highest level of proficiency and expertise from its fellowship training programs.

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Why Choose a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon?
The Process of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Step 1. Mohs surgeon removes all visible cancer, along with a small rim of normal-appearing tissue. Most importantly, orientation of the specimen is preserved for later identification of any residual tumor.

Step 2. The specimen is cut into sections, inked, and diagramed.

Step 3. The specimen is frozen and microscopy slides are prepared from the entire tissue edge, including deep and lateral edges.

Step 4. The Mohs surgeon carefully examines all margins of the specimen under a microscope. If present, any tumor extensions (“roots”) are noted on the original diagram, allowing the surgeon to pinpoint the location of residual cancer.

Step 5. The process if repeated until all margins are clear of cancer.​

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