- Medical history, skin analysis, diagnosis and treatment plan
Mohs Surgery from
- In complex cases price up to, but not exceeding, £3500
Mohs surgery is a specialised surgical technique to treat skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC).
It has the highest cure rates (98-99%) from all the available treatment modalities.
It is done in stages, including lab work, while patients wait, all cancerous cells are removed, while healthy tissue is left untouched, leaving the smallest possible scar.
What it treats
Because of its high cure rate, Mohs surgery is recommended as the best treatment for anyone with high-risk nonmelanoma skin cancers (BCCs and SCCs) including:
- Basal cell cancers that have recurred after removal or have not been completely removed
- Basal cell cancers that have previously been treated with other treatment modalities including creams or radiotherapy
- Tumours in critical anatomical locations such as near the eyes, lips, ears or nose
Mohs surgery is the gold standard for treating many basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), including those in cosmetically and functionally important areas around the eyes, nose, lips, ears, scalp, fingers, toes or genitals.
Mohs is also recommended for BCCs or SCCs that are large, aggressive or growing rapidly, that have indistinct edges, or have recurred after previous treatment. Some surgeons are also successfully using Mohs surgery on certain cases of melanoma.
Step 1: Preparation
After an initial consultation and diagnosis, you will return to the clinic for surgery. Dr Aslam will numb the area to be treated with local anaesthetic, so you will be awake during treatment.
Step 2: Layer 1 Removal
A thin layer of tissue is precisely removed. While you relax in recovery, this is