Mohs surgery is an incredibly precise and intricate surgical technique that requires a very exact and high level of training. It is done for the treatment of skin cancer, making it even more important that you choose a highly experienced doctor. In this type of surgery, cancer-containing skin is removed layer by layer in a highly progressive manner. Each layer is examined after excision and the procedure continues until your surgeon is sure that all cancerous tissue is gone. The primary goal of this procedure is to take away as much malignant tissue as possible, while causing as little damage and trauma to the skin as possible. Mohs surgery works to reduce the removal of healthy skin so that things like scarring are kept to a minimum. This procedure can be done in-office because it is almost always done using local anesthesia so that only the area being worked on is numb. This is generally outpatient so you go home shortly after the surgery is complete. Dermatology Center of North Jersey in Clifton, NJ strives to provide a high level of care to all patients undergoing Mohs surgery. This surgery is highly preferred to more standard techniques because of its ability to preserve healthy tissue. Call us today to learn more about this technique and how it can help you if you are in need of having cancerous tissue removed. We will help you to make an informed decision about whether or not this is the best procedure for you and if other treatments are necessary.