Mayo Clinic's approach
Mayo Clinic dermatologists are highly trained and experienced in Mohs surgery. This expertise means you'll receive exactly the care you need.
Mayo Clinic experts work in teams to provide the best care and best possible results. In addition to dermatologists, your team may include specialists in pathology, general surgery, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, radiology, ophthalmology, and ear, nose and throat (ENT, or otorhinolaryngology), as well as other areas as needed.
Mohs surgery can be technically challenging. Many dermatologists can perform Mohs surgery, since dermatologists learn about Mohs surgery in their medical training. But some dermatologists have undergone specialized training to learn more about the procedure and become more proficient in Mohs surgery.
At Mayo Clinic, Mohs surgery is performed by dermatologists 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.
Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors perform more than 4,400 Mohs surgeries. Mayo Clinic doctors are well-known for their expertise and experience in treating rare skin cancers.
Mayo Clinic's innovative strategies make treatment as effective and comfortable as possible. For example:
- You can take medicine to help calm you and listen to music during surgery.
- If you have more than one area of skin cancer that requires Mohs surgery, they 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.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic dermatologists are widely respected for their expertise in performing Mohs surgery.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center. These standards recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.
Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
Aug. 23, 2022