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Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancers

The chance of developing a nonmelanoma skin cancer such as basal cell (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is about one in five. Caused by exposure to sunlight, they are most commonly found on the head and neck and require swift diagnosis and removal.

We are proud to offer Mohs surgery, the gold-standard for high-risk nonmelanoma skin cancers at our Burnley clinic

Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique performed by our resident Consultant Dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr Arif Aslam. Done in stages, including lab work, while our patients wait, all cancerous cells are removed, while healthy tissue is left untouched, leaving the smallest possible scar.

Mohs Surgery has the lowest recurrence rates, highest cure rates and best cosmetic results of any skin cancer treatment.

  • The most effective technique for treating skin cancers

  • Single-visit surgical treatment

  • Local anaesthetic

  • Lab work done while you wait

  • Smallest possible scar

  • 99% cure rate for a skin cancer that has not been treated before

  • Health insurance registered

Five steps to cancer-free skin

Step one

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.

Step two

LAYER 1 REMOVAL

A thin layer of tissue is precisely removed. While you relax in recovery, this is processed and then analysed under the microscope by Dr Aslam to assess if all of the cancerous cells have been removed

Step three

LAYER 2 REMOVAL

If any residual cancer cells are seen these are mapped and then removed from only the areas that are positive.

This stage is repeated until no further cancer cells remain.

Step four

SKIN REPAIR

Once all cancer cells are removed, Dr Aslam will immediately repair the treated area. This is done with great care so you are left with the smallest possible scar.

Step five

GO HOME

Immediately after treatment, you will be given after-care instructions, a follow-up appointment will be booked and you will be able to go home.

Consultation

£200
  • Medical history, skin analysis, diagnosis and treatment plan

Mohs Surgery from

£3000
  • In complex cases price up to, but not exceeding, £3500

 

Mohs Surgery

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.

Treatment procedure

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