Mohs surgery sutures should heal within 1-2 weeks.
Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery
Introducing Mohs, the minimally invasive, highly effective, cellular-level answer to skin cancer. This advanced skin cancer removal surgery boasts a cure rate of over 99%. We like those odds.
Early detection is crucial when it comes to skin cancer.
How It Works
Layer By Layer
Mohs surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment in which cancer tissue is strategically removed and inspected, layer by layer, until no cancer cells are detected. This approach allows our surgeon to trace, identify, and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue untouched!
Mohs surgery in Parker, CO, is an excellent option for removing skin cancers & tumors in high-risk locations on the body, such as eyelids, lips, fingers, toes, or shins, where tissue sparing is so important.
The Elevated Difference
Elevated Dermatology offers some of the most advanced treatment options, like Mohs surgery in Parker, CO, and some of the fastest results with our in-facility capabilities.
All patients will have a comprehensive consultation with our board-certified dermatologists, where we'll review medical history, the area of concern, and options for identification.
The Mohs surgical procedures involves removing cancerous tissue in exceptionally thin layers with a scalpel. The surgeon continues removing layers one at a time and testing the tissue until there are no more cancerous cells left on the surgical site, leaving you cancer free!
Once the site is clear of all cancer cells, the wound may be left open to heal, or the surgeon may close it with stitches. A follow-up appointment will verify proper healing.
DO, FAOCD, FAAD, ACMS
- Cutaneous Oncology, Mohs surgery, and Skin Cancer Surgery
- University of Michigan and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Mohs Surgery Fellowship
- Member of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mohs Surgery in Parker, CO
Yes. We recommend you have a follow-up appointment to ensure everything has healed correctly following your Mohs surgery in Parker, CO.
Typically, yes. While most insurance does cover Mohs surgery to some extent, we always recommend contacting your insurance provider to verify your benefits.
Skin cancer (abnormal cell growth in the skin) is the most common type of cancer people develop, and it usually develops in areas of the skin that receive the greatest amount of sun exposure. Untreated skin cancer has the potential to spread to other parts of the body and ultimately cause death.
It is important to note that skin cancer can also occur on skin that doesn’t receive significant sun exposure.
The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Breakdown: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth that arises in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin).
- Appearance: BCCs often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars and are usually caused by a combination of cumulative and intense, occasional sun exposure.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Breakdown: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising from the squamous cells in the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer.
- Appearance: SCCs often look like scaly red patches, open sores, warts, or elevated growths, which may crust or bleed. They can become disfiguring and can be deadly if allowed to grow.
- Breakdown: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that originates in the skin’s pigment-producing cells. Early detection of Melanoma skin cancer is critical to long-term survival.
- Appearance: They can occur anywhere on the body and may look like a new, unusual growth or an existing mole growing or changing.
Treatment options for skin cancer depend on the patient’s cancer. At Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center, treatment options for skin cancer include surgical procedures to remove the skin cancer (Mohs surgery and surgical excision) and topical therapy.
- Mohs surgery has a cure rate that is greater than 99%. It involves removing the cancer cells in stages until all cancerous cells are removed.
- Mohs surgery allows cancerous tissue to be removed while preserving the greatest amount of normal surrounding tissue.
- Surgical excision works by removing skin cancer using a safety margin of normal-appearing skin around the cancer.
- Surgical excision removes melanomas with a wide margin. Some melanomas are best removed with a staged excision with a delayed repair.
Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center is a premier skin, hair, and nail treatment practice. Founded in 2017 to provide comprehensive care to patients, we’re focused on your goals.
Our board-certified dermatologists are ready to guide you through your skin cancer treatment and recovery, providing assistance and information at every step.
Elevated Dermatology Values
With specialties in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, dermatologic oncology, and aesthetic care, paired with comprehensive consultations, we value finding the right solution for our patients.
Friendly & Caring
At Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center, we strive to provide you and your family with an extraordinary experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff work to ensure you feel heard and cared for.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, each member of our staff provides the highest quality of care to all of our patients.