Mohs surgery (often misspelled Moh’s surgery) is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. Mohs surgery is also known as Mohs micrographic surgery.
The goal of Mohs surgery is to remove as much of the skin cancer as possible, while doing minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Mohs surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic.
In keeping with our tradition of referring patients to the physician who is most qualified to care for their medical needs, Dermatology Associates of Ithaca refers patients needing Mohs surgery to our partner in patient care, Sherrif F. Ibrahim, M.D., Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ibrahim received his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then completed his dermatology residency at the University of Rochester before pursuing specialized training in the removal of skin cancer during his fellowship in Mohs surgery at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Ibrahim and his team provide compassionate care of the highest standards to patients at the University of Rochester’s beautiful Red Creek facility. Although making a round trip visit to Rochester from Ithaca can take an entire day, we often say—and our patients who have benefited from Dr. Ibrahim and his team’s expertise agree—it’s well worth the drive!