- Expertise. At Mayo Clinic, Mohs surgery is performed by doctors who have undergone a year or more of special training in this procedure. Mayo Clinic also offers a fellowship program to train dermatologists in Mohs surgery.
- Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors perform more than 3,500 Mohs operations. Mayo Clinic doctors are well-known for their expertise and experience in treating rare skin tumors.
- Collaboration. Mayo Clinic experts work in teams that ensure the best care and best possible results. In addition to dermatologists, your team may include specialists in general surgery, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, radiology, and ear, nose and throat (ENT), as well as other areas as needed.
- Innovative strategies. Mayo Clinic's innovative strategies make treatment as effective and comfortable as possible. Doctors regularly incorporate techniques to make you more comfortable during Mohs surgery, such as oral sedatives and music. If you have more than one area of skin cancer that requires Mohs surgery, these additional areas of cancer can be treated at the same time. If your skin cancer is very large and your wound requires specialized nursing care, you can be admitted to the hospital.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.
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