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Mohs micrographic surgery is a precise, tissue-sparing, outpatient surgical excision to remove skin cancers, including basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Dr. Frederic Mohs, Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, developed the surgical technique in the 1930s. In his honor, we commonly refer to the surgical technique as “Mohs” or “Mohs micrographic surgery.” Mohs is performed in the comfort of our office and requires only local numbing to the site. With the Mohs technique, skin cancer is removed layer-by-layer, and each layer is examined under the microscope in our on-site laboratory until healthy, cancer-free tissue is present (called a clear margin). Mohs has a 99% cure rate for skin cancers. When you leave the office, you will know your skin cancer has been completely removed with little chance of recurring. Another benefit of Mohs is because we are removing as little tissue as possible, you will have the best cosmetic result. Mohs is most often performed on areas of the face, ears, scalp, and lower extremities.
Our Mohs surgeon, William Stebbins MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and board-certified/fellowship-trained Mohs/dermatologic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the comprehensive treatment of skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery, advanced surgical reconstruction, and cosmetic dermatology procedures. He has performed over 12,000 Mohs surgeries. Dr. Stebbins is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and is a member of the Tennessee Dermatology Society.
Franklin Dermatology Group is Your Best Choice for Mohs Surgery in the Nashville area.
Consistently voted as a top dermatology office by patients and peers, we help our patients attain and maintain vibrant and healthy skin for life. If you or a loved one is concerned about skin cancer, we welcome your call. Call us at (615) 771-1881 or contact us via email to schedule a consultatio
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