Mohs Micrographic Surgery

This an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer and offers the highest potential for recovery – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated. This procedure relies on the accuracy of a microscope to ensure removal of skin cancer down to its roots. Mohs Surgery allows the surgeon to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue intact. Mohs surgery is most often used in treating two of the most common forms of skin cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

The cure rate for Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the highest of all treatments for skin cancer – up to 99 % even if other forms of treatment have failed. This procedure is the most exact and precise method of tumor removal and minimizes the chance of re-growth and lessens the potential for scarring or disfigurement. Dr. McNeill performs Mohs Surgery at Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery and plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher L. Ellstrom, performs the closure.  Previous Mohs cases from our office are shown at:


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