Mohs surgery is an advanced procedure in which the surgeon removes a layer of skin around the visible portion of the tumor and performs an immediate microscopic examination of the tissue. This allows the surgeon to map out the skin cancer beyond what is initially visible and only remove additional tissue involved with the tumor. This technique provides a 95 to 98 percent cure rate for all lesions treated. And because it removes only the tissue involved with the tumor, there are improved cosmetic outcomes.
Our operating team is led by a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and consists of nurses, histologists, residents and students. Both of our Mohs surgeons, Mariana Phillips, M.D. and Kyle Prickett, M.D., are fellowship trained and accredited through the American College of Mohs Surgery. They are also on faculty at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and assist in training medical students and residents.