Houston Mohs Surgery Specialists
Mohs Surgery In Texas
Mohs micrographic surgery is the gold standard for treating many of the most common and dangerous forms of skin cancer and other conditions. It is a type of surgery that uses precision instruments to remove tumors and other types of skin cancer. The surgery is usually done on the face, but it can also be done on other parts of the body.
Mohs surgery is considered to be safe and effective, and it has a low rate of complications. Dermatologist and founder of Skin Cancer Specialists, Tarek M. Fakhouri, MD, is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who’s performed thousands of successful Mohs procedures. To learn more about Mohs surgery in Texas, call Skin Cancer Specialistss in Sugar Land, Conroe, Katy, and Memorial, TX, or book an appointment online.
How Our Mohs Surgery Works
At Skin Cancer Specialists, our process for Mohs surgery is simple yet effective.
- First, we numbed the treatment area with a local anesthetic.
- Then, we used a scalpel to remove the visible cancerous tissue.
- Next, we examined the margins of the removed tissue with a microscope to check for any remaining cancer cells. If any were found, we would remove more tissue from the surrounding area and repeat the process until all of the cancerous tissue was gone.
- Finally, we repaired the wound with stitches or skin grafts as needed.
We have locations in Sugar Land, Conroe, Katy, and Memorial, TX. So, the next time you’re in need of a skin cancer specialist, be sure to give us a call!
Types Of Skin Cancer That Mohs Surgery Treat
Skin Cancer Specialists led by Dr. Fakhouri uses Mohs surgery to remove the most common types of skin cancer, including:
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Some types of melanoma
Mohs surgery offers superior cosmetic outcomes, which makes this procedure particularly useful for removing skin cancer from difficult areas, such as the face. It is a highly effective way to treat skin cancers without any harmful side effects.
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Benefits Of Our Mohs Surgery
Because Dr. Fakhouri and Skin Cancer Specialists team carefully try to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible while removing all cancer cells during Mohs surgery, this procedure has a number of advantages over established treatment methods.
While scars are a normal part of the healing process, they can be minimised by the skill of your surgeon. In addition to this, mohs skin cancer surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that allows us to remove only the affected tissue and leave less scarring than other methods.
Superior Aesthetic Outcome
Our surgeons use the most advanced techniques and treatments possible. This means you are likely to see minimal scarring and a superior aesthetic outcome. You will also have an excellent chance of a full cure with your Mohs surgery at Skin Cancer Specialists led by Dr. Fakhouri.
In fact, over 98% of our patients achieve complete removal of their cancer with just one or two procedures.
Over 98% Cure Rate
Mohs surgery is an effective treatment for skin cancer. It’s minimally invasive and can be done in the office, which means you won’t need to take time off work. Mohs surgery has a 98% cure rate.
This technique allows Dr. Fakhouri to verify that all cancer cells have been removed, which increases the cure rate and reduces the need for additional skin cancer treatments or surgeries.
Cost Of Mohs Surgery
There are several different types of Mohs surgery, each with its own cost. The cost depends on the type of mohs surgery being done, the doctor performing the surgery, and any additional procedures that may be necessary. Contact Skin Cancer Specialists for more information about costs and specific procedures.
Why Choose Skin Cancer Specialists For Your Mohs Surgery Treatment?
There are several reasons to choose Skin Cancer Specialists, such as:
Everyone on our team is dedicated to Mohs Surgery.
Our team consists of Mohs surgeons, fellowship-trained surgical pathologists and certified medical assistants who all specialize in this area. All of them want to do everything they can to ensure that their patients receive the best treatment available for their skin cancers.
Our team understands your anxiety and fear.
Our team of Mohs surgeons and nurses is highly skilled in the field of dermatologic oncology, so they’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about your treatment options.
We understand how important it is for you to be informed about your treatment.
The best way to do this is by asking questions and making sure you understand what’s going on at every step of the way. If we’re unable to answer any questions about your treatment plan—or if something doesn’t seem right—don’t hesitate to ask us!
The staff at Skin Cancer Specialists are experts in Mohs Surgery.
We have an expert staff that is trained in Mohs surgery. Our team has advanced training in dermatopathology, reconstruction, and facial rejuvenation. This gives us the best chance of diagnosing your skin cancer and treating it effectively.
What is Mohs micrographic surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery, also called Mohs surgery, is a skin cancer treatment that improves upon standard skin cancer surgery. This procedure was pioneered by Dr. Frederic Mohs and has since become well-established as a successful skin cancer treatment.
During Mohs surgery, Dr. Fakhouri uses precise surgical techniques to completely remove cancer-containing skin with minimal damage to healthy surrounding tissues. He removes very small pieces of skin and examines them under a microscope to check for cancer.
Standard skin cancer surgery involves removing visible cancer and a small margin of surrounding healthy skin. What sets Mohs surgery apart is the focus on preserving healthy tissue and microscopically examining the area to ensure there are no remaining cancer cells.
How long does Mohs surgery take?
The time it takes to perform mosaic surgery varies depending on the size and location of the lesion. The average time to perform a mosaic surgery is around one hour.
What to expect during Mohs surgery?
Here are some things to expect during Mohs surgery:
- Minor pain and swelling after the surgery.
- A temporary reduction in vision due to reduced blood flow to the area during healing.
- A red, swollen, and tender scar that will gradually fade over time.
- Improved skin quality due to removal of cancerous cells and increased collagen production.
- Limited mobility for 6-8 weeks post-op due to bandages and splints placed on the arm or leg during the procedure.
- A feeling of general well-being following Mohs surgery as most patients report feeling relieved and happy with their results within 3 months of surgery!
Who is Mohs recommended for?
Some people who may be good candidates for Mohs surgery are those who have cancer or skin lesions that need to be treated but don’t want surgery, people who have had previous unsuccessful surgeries, or those whose skin is very thick.
What are the risks of Mohs surgery?
Mohs surgery is a type of surgery that uses a scalpel to remove skin cancers. There are several risks associated with Mohs surgery, including the risk of bleeding, infection, and Cosmetic surgery complications. These risks can be significant, and should be considered before undergoing Mohs surgery.
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"When I learned that I had skin cancer, I was able to get in to see Dr. Fakhouri quickly. My skin cancer was on my nose and after the Mohs surgery to remove it, I had quite a few stitches running down my nose. After caring for the incision as he instructed me to and having the stitches removed, people were amazed that you could not even tell I had had surgery! During another visit, Dr. Fakhouri removed a cyst from my forehead and again, I ended up with amazing results! His staff are super helpful and friendly! Highly recommend! "
"A very good experience. Although I thought I was going for a “consultation” and it actually was a Mohs surgery procedure, they were very caring and treated me very nice. They explained what they were going to do BEFORE they did anything and I really appreciated that. Dr. Fakhouri is very kind and straightforward. I appreciate both of those traits as well. Dr. Fakhouri called me later that same evening of the surgery, and an assistant called me on the next day. Both were just checking to make sure I was doing okay and let me know if I had any questions, please call. How many times have you ever heard of the doctor calling you to see if everything was okay? I would recommend the Skin Cancer Specialist Clinic to anyone who has the need for a skin cancer doctor."
"Dr. Fakhouri was outstanding in both explaining the procedures that had to be performed and executing the procedures."
"Dr Tarek Fakhouri and his wonderful staff helped save my life with their exceptional skills and care that is compassionate and personalized."
"Best dermatologist I have ever had. Dr. Fakhouri is thorough and careful...thoughtful in his manner, and achieved outstanding results for me."
"I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Fakhouri both as a surgeon and his practice. His staff were kind, helpful, and efficient..."
"From the front desk staff to his nursing, support staff....everyone was awesome. If you need a Dermatologist that is a Mohs surgeon, look no further."
"Fakhouri is a skilled surgeon. He and his assistant Kelly, along with the rest of the staff make each visit as warm and friendly as it can be."
"...I would like to thank all of his staff and especially Dr. Fakhouri himself. For what it was it could not have been a better experience. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!"
"Dr. Fakhouri helped make an otherwise traumatic experience and help it to become something much more positive..."