Skin Cancer / MOHS Surgery
Mohs Surgery to Address Skin Cancer
Mohs surgery is the most effective procedure used to remove skin cancers, the most common of which are squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation reports cure rates of 98 percent or greater with Mohs surgery. With advanced fellowship training in Mohs surgery at a nationally respected institution, Dr. Bobby Awadalla, operating out of Laguna Beach, CA, is at the forefront of performing these procedures.
The key to Mohs surgery is that the excised tissue is examined by your surgeon under the microscope during the surgery, as opposed to other methods which occur after surgery. This critical procedural difference eliminates the need to over-estimate how deep the skin cancer goes. Instead it allows for small, thin layers to be removed and studied under a microscope to evaluate if cancer cells are present. Once a layer is reached where the margins of the tissue are cancer-free, the surgery is complete. This eliminates any guesswork in the skin cancer removal process, which generates unparalleled therapeutic results for each patient.
Further, by saving almost all normal, non-cancerous tissue during the process, repairing the area with facial plastic reconstruction produces far better results. Dr. Bobby Awadalla is an expert in facial plastic reconstruction following skin cancer removal and provides the highest quality cosmetic results.
Mohs surgery is most commonly used for basal and squamous cell carcinomas and is the preferred method in these cases:
- When a tissue-sparing procedure is needed to maintain healthy tissue for both aesthetic and functional purposes near the eyelids, ears, fingers, nose, lips, toes, and genitals.
- To remove large tumors, skin lesions with irregular borders or skin cancer on the face
- When the type of cancer is at high risk for recurrence
- When cancer presents in an area with scar tissue
- When cancer is growing very quickly and uncontrollably
As a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Bobby Awadalla is passionate about delivering outstanding results with this procedure. His skill in removing tumors and providing a cosmetically acceptable result will exceed your expectations. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bobby Awadalla at Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, CA, please contact us at 949-499-1389.
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To learn more about our Mohs Surgery at Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bobby Awadalla at our Orange County office. We are here to answer your questions.
We are dedicated to providing our patients unparalleled care at Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center. To experience outstanding dermatology care and procedures for yourself, please contact us today.