Mohs Surgery


About Mohs Surgery – Nashville & Franklin, TN

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a highly effective technique for removing a variety of skin cancer. The term “Mohs” refers to Dr. Frederic Mohs, Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, who developed this surgical technique in the 1930s. The technique has undergone many refinements and has become known as “Mohs micrographic surgery” or simply “Mohs surgery” in honor of Dr. Mohs.

Where to Get Mohs Surgery in the Nashville area?

Franklin Dermatology Group is located in Franklin, TN, just a short drive south of Nashville. Our practice was established in 1982. With decades of experience, our medical staff offers top-notch care for anyone choosing to undergo Mohs surgery. From our skilled surgeons who precisely perform the procedure to our caring nursing staff, we offer the best experience for those patients seeking our care. And our professional office staff keeps our schedules humming along, so your time is managed as well as your health!

Advantages of Mohs Surgery

Using an FDA-approved Mohs surgery, the Mohs surgeon can precisely and accurately remove the tumor while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed.

Specifically, skin cancer is removed in stages. First, the entire surgical margin is examined under the microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached, hence clear margins. Thus, Mohs’s surgeon acts as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. Ultimately, Mohs surgery yields the highest cure rate of all treatments for skin cancer.

That Mohs surgery is offered in Franklin Dermatology Group’s offices is another advantage to choosing us. Many people worry about anesthesia when experiencing surgery. You will only require local anesthesia for a Mohs surgery, making it a straightforward outpatient procedure. Some patients might require a second treatment.

If you require another reason to choose this surgery, the scarring is minimized by the nature of the procedure. Because little healthy tissue is removed, the area requiring cuts and stitches can be small. In addition, by operating in layers and preserving all the healthy tissue around the cancer, you can expect less scarring than in other skin cancer procedures.

Surgical Dermatology Services

Our dermatologic surgeons can diagnose and remove the growths of every description. We routinely diagnose skin cancers and deal with the majority of skin cancers ourselves. We can advise you on alternative treatments, medications, Mohs surgery, and plastic surgery. Some of the most common skin conditions that require surgery include:

  • Skin cancers
  • Cysts
  • Moles (Any mole or growth which has changed in any way should be brought to our attention.)
  • Unknowns – a very large group!

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 consultation.

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