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Baylor Dermatology Clinic

Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer

Experts in Mohs Surgery

Ida Orengo, M.D., Director of the Mohs Surgery Center

Baylor Dermatology Clinic offers outstanding care for patients with all skin problems, including state-of-the-art treatment of skin cancer through Mohs micrographic surgery the most effective treatment available today. Here, patients will be cared for by specially trained physicians that rank among the best minds in dermatology today.

What Is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is a specialized surgical technique that involves removing skin cancer layer by layer and intraoperatively examining the sections of each layer under a microscope to be certain all cancer cells have been removed. This state-of-the-art procedure is the most precise method for removing tumors while sparing normal tissue. Mohs surgery offers the highest success rate of all skin cancer treatments up to 99 percent minimizing both the chance of re-growth and the extent of scarring.

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