Mohs surgery, sometimes called Mohs micrographic surgery, is used to remove all cancerous cells. While this can be used to treat most skin cancers, it is considered the most effective treatment for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Brandon J. Coakley and Michael Y. Xiong at Waccamaw Dermatology are board-certified dermatologists and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons. They are the only two in the area to provide the most effective technique for treating common skin cancers.
Only fellowship-trained ACMS members have received rigorous, hands-on direction and education from experienced practitioners of Mohs surgery.
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Mohs surgery is conducted in stages. First, a thin layer of tissue is removed using a scalpel and then examined under a microscope. If the Doctor finds any remaining cancer cells you will be called back to remove another layer. The process is repeated until all the cancer is removed.
While Mohs surgery can treat most skin cancers, it is most commonly used for:
“Had MOHS surgery today on my face with Dr. Brandon Coakley.
Amazing doctor, and Jen, his assistant through the procedure were both the best of the best.
Thanks to both of these professionals, couldn’t be happier with the results”
– Bill Caugherty
“Dr. Coakley and his staff were EXCELLENT! They were efficient, kind, caring, and professional. This was the first time in my life when a procedure using needles did not hurt! Thank you!”
– Lisa VanTress