Mohs Surgery Specialist

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Mohs Surgery services offered in Fayetteville, Griffin and Zebulon, GA

If you have skin cancer, which is one of the most common forms, properly removing it is essential. At Fayette Area Dermatology in Fayetteville, Griffin, and Zebulon, Georgia, James Sandwich, MD, MPH, Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, and the exceptional team offer Mohs surgery to remove cancerous tissue one layer at a time. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Mohs Surgery Q&A

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery is an effective treatment for skin cancer. During the procedure, Dr. Sandwich removes suspicious tissue, layer by layer, until all of the cancer is gone. It’s a technique in which he examines each tissue layer under a microscope to achieve optimal precision and accuracy.

Why might I need Mohs surgery?

You may be a candidate for Mohs surgery if you have squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, or melanoma skin cancer. Dr. Sandwich could recommend a Mohs procedure if you’ve had skin cancer in the past or you’d like to preserve as much healthy skin tissue as possible. It’s also a useful treatment for large cancers with hard-to-define borders.

What are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Common symptoms of skin cancer include:

  • Brown, black, red, or flesh-colored mole
  • Mole that changes in appearance
  • Waxy or pearly bump
  • Scar-like lesion
  • Painful lesion that burns or itches
  • Mole with irregular borders
  • Large brown spot with dark specks
  • Dark-colored lesion
  • Scabbing or bleeding sore
  • Crusted lesion
  • Firm red nodule

See the experts at Fayette Area Dermatology at the first sign of skin cancer because early detection and treatment is important.

How should I prepare for my surgery?

To prepare for Mohs surgery, it’s important to follow your Fayette Area Dermatology provider’s instructions. Stop taking certain medications if they ask you to, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a book, magazine, or phone to help pass the time. The procedure could last several hours or most of the day.

What should I expect during Mohs surgery?

During Mohs surgery, Dr. Sandwich cleans and numbs the treatment area to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort. He uses a scalpel to remove cancerous tissues one thin layer at a time. He examines each tissue layer under a microscope before removing the next layer. Once the cancer is eliminated, your procedure is complete.

What happens after Mohs surgery?

Dr. Sandwich closes the wound after removing skin cancer. He could let it heal on its own or use stitches, a skin flap, or a skin graft. You receive the results of Mohs surgery immediately. Follow-up visits with the Fayette Area Dermatology are important to make sure your wound heals properly.

To learn more about Mohs surgery and find out if it’s right for you, call the Fayette Area Dermatology office or schedule an appointment online today.