Mohs surgery (technically known as Mohs micrographic surgery) is the most successful method ever developed for the treatment of skin cancer. Mohs surgery has the highest cure rates of any form of skin cancer treatment. Cure rates exceed 99% for many cancers. The risk that a cancer will grow back following Mohs surgery is ten to forty times less than the risk after other types of treatment.
Surprisingly, Mohs surgery can achieve these higher cure rates with smaller, less destructive techniques compared with older, less precise methods of treatment. This can mean lower total costs. For most people Mohs surgery is very easy to under go right in the doctor’s office using a local anesthetic.