Find out what’s involved in Mohs surgery - a highly successful technique used to treat skin cancer - Australia’s most common cancer.
Oxford Day Surgery and Dermatology - Mohs surgery specialists
As a highly specialist skin treatment, Mohs surgery (also known as microscopically controlled serial excision) uses a microscope to locate the position and extent of the tumour.
At Oxford Day Surgery & Dermatology, this skin treatment is most often performed under local anesthetic at out skin cancer dermatology clinic - Perth wide and in the South West. Depending on the individual’s situation, Mohs surgery usually takes between 3 and 6 hours to complete.
When Mohs surgery is used
When a skin cancer has returned after a previous treatment
The site requiring surgery is difficult to operate on (nose, eyes, lips and ears)
The extent of the skin cancer is not clearly visible
Aggressive skin cancer
Benefits of Mohs' Surgery
For an extensive overview of Mohs surgery, visit our Facts & Articles page. You can also read about our other skin treatments and procedures or learn more about skin cancer - Australia’s most common cancer. Alternatively, contact us for more information.