Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer Removal

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most advanced skin cancer treatment available for patients, boasting a 97%-99% success rate. This specialized method offers the highest potential for recovery—even if previous treatment has failed in the past.

As a board-certified Mohs surgery expert in Ogden, Dr. Tingey uses a microscope to trace and remove basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma down to their roots. Dr. Tingey is able to see beyond the visible disease and precisely identify the whole tumor. Carefully and strategically, Dr. Tingey removes the entire tumor layer by layer while leaving the healthy tissue unharmed.

Source: American College of Mohs Surgery.

Source: American College of Mohs Surgery.

Why choose a Mohs Surgeon for skin cancer removal?

It’s effective: Clinical studies have shown that Mohs surgery has a five-year cure rate up to 99% in the treatment of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Some tumors do not respond well to common skin cancer treatments, including:

  • Tumors greater than two centimeters in diameter

  • Tumors in difficult locations

  • Tumors complicated by previous treatment

Removing a recurring skin cancer is more complicated because scar tissue makes it difficult to differentiate between cancerous and healthy tissue. Because Mohs surgery at Ogden Clinic is so precise, Dr. Tingey can even remove cells that have not responded to other forms of treatment.

It’s precise: Traditional procedures often prove ineffective because they rely on the human eye to determine the extent of the cancer. In an effort to preserve healthy tissue, too little tissue may be removed, eventually causing cancer reoccurrence. However, if the surgeon is overcautious, more healthy tissue than necessary may be removed causing excessive scarring.

Mohs surgery is a very precise and specialized technique. Dr. Tingey is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery with extensive experience perfecting this method of skin cancer treatment at his Ogden practice.

It’s cost-effective: Because of its high cure rate, Mohs surgery is shown to be a cost-effective option. Mohs surgery minimizes the risk of cancer reoccurrence, eliminating the price of larger, more serious surgery for reoccurring cancer. Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in Dr. Tingey’s office. The procedure itself takes between 2-4 hours and no overnight stay is required. Dr. Tingey and his staff are some of the best Ogden Mohs Surgery practitioners and can help you get rid of your skin cancer for good.

Learn more about Mohs Surgery here, including what to expect before, during, and after your procedure at Ogden Clinic.