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Is mohs surgery safe?

I am a 44 year old male. I may need mohs surgery. Is mohs surgery safe?

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Yes, in the hands of a well trained Mohs surgeon
Mohs surgery is a very safe way of removing skin cancer. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia decreasing the risks involved going under general anesthesia. However, there are risks with any procedure, and while minimal with Mohs surgery, they include bleeding, infection, and scar.
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Mohs surgery is very safe. It is typically done in a doctor's office under local anesthesia, so no need to be put to sleep. It has a very high cure rate and typically leaves you with the best possible scar. For more information, visit mohscollege.org. 
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Lana Long, MD
Absolutely; MOHS is the treatment of choice for many advanced skin cancers.







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Yes Mohs surgery is safe and highly effective for skin cancer surgery.
Safe? As in free of harm? Yes, it will not harm you, but do not move while the scalpel is cutting as that can be dangerous. Please check with your local dermatologist.