Mohs Surgery

Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Specialists located in MONTROSE, CO

Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery services offered in MONTROSE, CO

If you develop skin cancer, especially on sensitive areas like your face, rely on Integrated Dermatology of Montrose in Montrose, Colorado. Dermatology specialists Spencer Hamner, PA-C, Christine D. Brown, MD, and their team offer Mohs surgery to effectively eliminate skin cancer with minimal to no scarring. Call the office to learn more, or use the online booking feature today.

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery is a skin cancer treatment that allows your dermatology specialist to eliminate cancerous tissues, one layer at a time. Your provider examines each layer carefully using a microscope to ensure all cancer is gone before finishing your procedure. Mohs surgery preserves as much surrounding skin as possible with minimal scarring.

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Any skin lesion that’s new or changes in appearance may indicate skin cancer. Possible symptoms include:

  • Moles or other skin lesions
  • Brown, black, red, or skin-colored lumps
  • Crusting
  • Bleeding lumps
  • Waxy or pearly bumps
  • Moles that change in appearance
  • Moles with irregular borders
  • Lesions containing multiple colors

Mohs surgery is a highly effective procedure for treating skin cancer, reducing the chance of cancer spreading and becoming a more severe medical problem. 

Is Mohs surgery right for me?

Your Integrated Dermatology of Montrose specialist determines if Mohs surgery is right for you after examining skin lesions, reviewing your medical history and symptoms, and discussing your treatment preferences. 

You might also need a biopsy to determine if you have basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, or other cancers. Your provider tailors a skin cancer treatment that’s best suited for you. You might need to stop taking certain medicines before your scheduled appointment.

What should I expect during Mohs surgery?

Before treatment, your Integrated Dermatology of Montrose specialist numbs the affected area. They use specialized tools to remove skin cancer, layer by layer, while you simply relax, read, listen to music, or view your phone or tablet.

After removing each layer, your dermatology specialist looks at it under a microscope to determine if any cancer cells remain. After they remove all cancerous tissues, your provider closes the wound if necessary.

What happens after Mohs surgery?

After Mohs surgery, you may experience soreness and redness at the treatment site. Take medicines as directed, keep the treatment area clean, and protect your skin from the sun. Keep a bandage on your wound and change the bandaging as instructed by your specialist. 

Attend follow-up visits to Integrated Dermatology of Montrose as needed and call the office with any questions you may have.

Schedule an appointment at Integrated Dermatology of Montrose by phone or online today to learn if you’re a candidate for Mohs surgery.