Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is a precise surgical technique used primarily to treat skin cancer. During the procedure, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. This method removes all cancerous cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible, making it especially valuable for tumours in cosmetically and functionally important areas like the face. It boasts a high cure rate, particularly for basal and squamous cell carcinoma, and is renowned for its accuracy and tissue-sparing capabilities.

What is the cost of Mohs Surgery?

The cost of Mohs surgery in Pakistan ranges between 100,000 to 150,000 PKR. The exact surgery price can vary depending on the dermatologist you consult.

What diagnosis leads to Mohs Surgery?

Some of the major diagnosis that leads to Mohs surgery include;

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

  • Melanoma

  • Rare skin tumours

  • Recurrent skin cancers

  • Tumors in cosmetically or functionally sensitive areas

What is the procedure for Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is a procedure that is used for the removal of cancerous tumours in the skin. The major steps involved in the surgery include;

  • A local anaesthesia is injected into the targetted area of the skin to numb it.

  • The visible tumour growth and the surrounding tissue are removed using a scalpel.

  • The removed tissue is colour-coded with dyes. This is crucial for orienting the sample correctly.

  • A map or diagram of the tissue and its orientation (known as the Mohs map) is created. This map corresponds to the surgical wound and helps track the exact location of any remaining cancer cells.

  • The tissue is processed in a specialised lab in the Mohs surgical suite.

  • It is frozen and cut into very thin horizontal sections.

  • The tissues are observed under the microscope.

  • The surgical site is stitched back after successfully removing all the cancerous cells.

What are the risks and complications associated with Mohs Surgery?

The risks and complications associated with Mohs surgery include;

  • Bleeding

  • Infection at the surgical site

  • Extreme pain

  • Cancer recurrence

  • Loss of nerve function

What to expect after a Mohs Surgery?

The surgical site takes a few weeks to heal completely. You can feel mild pain and discomfort for a few days. Your dermatologist sets up regular schedules to track the wound healing and avoid the risk of complications. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

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