What is Mohs Reconstruction Surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery was named after its founder, Dr. Frederic Mohs. He was able to remove skin cancers with a high degree of accuracy while preserving the non-cancerous areas around them. It has now become the procedure of choice for removing malignant skin lesions because the percentage of cure is in the ninetieth percentile and as mentioned, it preserves more of the noncancerous skin to facilitate the reconstructive effort. Dr. English is proud to offer Mohs Reconstruction surgery at his practice in Little Rock.

As you can see in the Mohs reconstruction before and after photo of Dr. English’s patient, this type of procedure was not only successful in removing all of the disease but spared as much of the eyelid as possible so that the repair of the defect could proceed with an acceptable result. This technique of cancer removal on the skin’s surface is extremely crucial in and around areas of the face and body where vital structures are located such as the eye, the ear, the mouth, etc. where as much normal tissue is left to prevent distortion of the anatomy during the reparative procedure.

Though most of the defects left behind following removal of skin cancers are small, at times they can be rather large. However, with good surgical design and technique, the goal of any Mohs procedure is first, eradication of the disease, followed by as normal a repair of the area as possible. In most cases, the repair is performed the day that the cancer is removed.

Mohs Reconstruction surgery sounds interesting. What should I do next?

Maybe you are reluctant to have reconstructive surgery done on your face because you really do not know what it is all about. Not to worry! If you believe Mohs reconstruction surgery at our Little Rock surgery center may be right for you and you reside in the Little Rock, North Little Rock, or Pine Bluff region, call our Little Rock office to schedule your Mohs reconstruction consultation. The initial consultation is and there is no obligation. Dr. English will address any remaining questions and concerns you have during the consultation. Just make a note of them and bring them along to your consultation. We will be happy to address all these issues during your visit. We can also show you some amazing Mohs Reconstruction surgery before and after pictures. Call now to schedule your confidential appointment. Do it now. You’ll be glad you did! Call today.