Originally developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederic Mohs at the University of Wisconsin, Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise, and effective treatment for an increasing variety of skin cancer types. With the Mohs technique, physicians can precisely identify and remove an entire tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. Mohs surgery offers the highest potential for cure – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method.
Visit the ACMS Patient Education pages for more information:
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery Overview
- Effectiveness of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Why Does My Cancer Need Mohs Surgery?
- The Mohs Procedure
- Post-Operative Care
Why choose a fellowship-trained ACMS member surgeon?
You want your skin cancer treatment to be performed with the highest standards of quality and competency. The American College of Mohs Surgery is the only organization that requires its members, after their years of residency training, to successfully complete an extensive fellowship of at least one full year of hands-on training in the Mohs procedure under the supervision of a highly qualified instructor. Learn more