What To Expect After Mohs Surgery

Leading the Way in the Mohs Procedure in Oregon

Dr. Gerald Eugene Peters directs his dermatology practice, Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR, and his expertise in Mohs Surgery puts him in the lead for this procedure.

Our doctor provides many skin services to the residents of Bend and surrounding areas. Our doctor wishes to discuss a highly successful cancer surgical procedure in Bend, Oregon.

What is the Mohs Surgical Procedure?

Skin cancer is a scary diagnosis. Growths on the skin that turn out to be positive skin cancer must be removed. This skin cancer procedure is designed differently than other procedures as it saves more healthy tissue cells, increases remission, and has a higher success rate (99%) in treating skin cancer. 

Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR, may take the following steps before performing Mohs surgery on your skin cancer and this is what you should expect.  

  • Meet and consult our doctor to determine if the Mohs procedure is correct for your skin cancer. 
  • Review of medical history, medications, supplements, and vitamins taken.
  • You receive biopsy results/diagnosis/treatment options/risks/benefits of the Mohs procedure.
  • Read the list of preoperative instructions.
  • We administer local anesthesia for maximum comfort, and you are in a twilight sleep, able to listen to music or meditate comfortably.
  • Surgery can take up to four hours.
  • We remove all cancerous cells until all that remains are healthy cells and determine if you need additional surgery.
  • Recovery takes a few weeks with light discomfort.

Why Is The Mohs Procedure Different?

This procedure is microscopically exact, carefully removing each layer of the skin growth individually. Surgery is done under a microscope in the doctor's office or outpatient surgical center and is now a standard procedure for high-risk cancer cases. 

Our doctor removes any cancer cells he sees at the edges of the tumor. He carefully leaves the healthy cells intact. This procedure demands that only the cancer cells be removed. The cure rate is 99%.

The cure rate of this surgical procedure is higher due to complete tumor removal. This procedure is perfect for sensitive body areas such as the head, ears, face, hands, feet, and genital regions, with the following types of cancer. 

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanomas
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma
  • Sebaceous Carcinoma
  • Extramammary Paget Disease and more

Leading Dermatology Medical Doctor in Bend

If you need Mohs Surgery, please call Dr. Peters at Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR, at (541) 323-7546 for consultation and information. The benefits are that it is outpatient, under local anesthesia, and recovery and healing are quicker versus traditional surgery.

Please know that our doctor provides a long list of expert dermatology medical and cosmetic services at our clinic.

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