Mohs Surgery in Naperville, IL
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What Is Mohs Surgery?
Cancer can be a frightening word, but for individuals diagnosed with skin cancer, Oak Dermatology may have the answer with Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is a technique that gently and meticulously removes cancerous skin cells. The process aims to remove as little of your healthy skin tissue and has the most success for skin cancer eradication. Performed by board-certified Mohs surgeons Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu and Dr. Ashish Bhatia, this surgical procedure addresses squamous and basal cell carcinomas and melanomas or tumors. Our board-certified dermatological surgeons are specially trained in the Mohs technique and fellowship-trained in identifying and removing skin cancers. We begin the surgery by thoroughly removing the malignant cells one layer at a time. After every layer, we analyze the skin tissue to determine whether cancer is still present. Reach out to our Naperville, Itasca, or Joliet, IL location now to set up a consultation.
How Is Mohs Surgery Performed?
During Mohs surgery, our surgeon will use local anesthetics to numb the affected area before incisions are made for removal. Once the area is numb, a small layer of tissue is removed, frozen, stained, and cut for microscopic slides for in-house pathology review. This tissue determines the exact location of the cancerous cells, creating a map for the surgeon to follow and repeat until the slides show clean tissue and no remaining cancer. The systematic process of examining the tissue and removing skin cancer at its root has a 98 – 99 percent cure rate. The completion of the procedure will leave a wound. We will decide how to repair the wound based on your input. Healing solutions vary, from letting it heal by itself with easy sutures to close the wound to more complicated graft operations for larger wounds.
We will provide you with instructions on wound care. The wound must be cleaned daily, moistened with an ointment, and covered with a small dressing.
Mohs Surgery Reviews
For many years, I have had issues with uneven skin tone and brown spots. After I became a patient of Dr Bhatia several years ago, my skin has never looked better . I have had laser treatments, occasional Botox & fillers along with a carefully planned skin care program. I constantly get compliments about how amazing my skin looks. My husband went to Dr Bhatia for MOHs surgery with excellent results. Highest recommendations for Dr Bhatia, his fantastic staff and Oak Dermatology.
Top shelf medical facility. Thank you for resolving my skin cancer.
I’ve had two visits for a Mohs procedure. One with Dr Bhatia and a follow up with Emily. Both providers were fantastic. Very professional, kind, patient and friendly. Emily went above and beyond answering my questions and addressing my concerns. Never felt rushed. Would highly recommend this practice.
Scheduled for a Mohs Surgery procedure. From start to finish everyone was very courteous and caring. The procedure was done with great professionalism and I just appreciated the whole visit. I would recommend Oak Dermatology.
My husband had a spot on his right ear that would not heal. When it became painful for him to sleep on his right side, we started looking for a dermatologist. We chose Oak Dermatology based on the 5-star rating it had from over 200 people!! We called and made TWO appointments - one for Jack and one for me - with the Itasca office, just five minutes from our home! We were given full-body scans. A biopsy of the spot on Jack’s ear showed he had basal cell carcinoma. A MOHS procedure revealed how much the cancer had spread. The ear repair was complicated by the fact that Jack has a cochlear implant. At every step of our journey, we have been treated by capable, caring doctors and staff. Thank you Dr. Al-Hadidi, Dr. Bhatia, and Dr. Daw. Thank you Cynthia, Georgia, Chelsea, Kaitlin and Jake. We feel so lucky that we found Oak Dermatology!
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Mohs surgery requires a highly trained hand. The success rates of this procedure are directly connected to your surgeon's skill and experience. To find out more about the Mohs technique and whether this is the best procedure to remove skin cancer, contact Oak Dermatology today and simply schedule an appointment.