Mohs Micrographic Surgery, performed by a fellowship-trained member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, is an advanced treatment for skin cancer that offers the highest cure rate-even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another procedure. Mohs Surgery is a state-of-the art treatment in which the physician serves as a surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. It relies on the ability of a microscope to trace out and ensure removal of the skin cancer’s roots. This procedure allows a Mohs surgeon to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue intact and unharmed. As the most precise and exact method of tumor removal, this procedure minimizes the chance of recurrence and decreases the potential for scarring. Mohs surgery is most often used to treat two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, however it is also an effective treatment for other types of skin cancer.