Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers. More than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone. Fortunately, most cases can be cured with early detection and treatment. In addition to her board certification in dermatology, Dr. Bogart has been specially trained to perform Mohs surgery for skin cancers. She completed an intense one year fellowship that is approved by the American College of Mohs Surgeons. She specializes in treating all forms of skin cancer including, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Dr. Bogart is also an expert in the repair of skin lesions, including cosmetic reconstruction following skin cancer removal, skin grafts and skin flaps.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most advanced and effective treatment for skin cancer available today. With the Mohs technique, Dr. Bogart is able to see beyond the visible disease, to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, layer by layer, while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. As the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, it minimizes the chance of recurrence and lessens the potential for scarring or disfigurement.
Because Mohs surgeons are specially trained in surgery, pathology, and reconstruction, Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer. The Mohs technique is the treatment of choice for cancers of the face and other sensitive areas as it relies on the accuracy of a microscopic surgical procedure to trace the edges of the cancer and ensure complete removal of all tumors during the initial surgery.
Mohs surgery offers the highest chance for complete removal of the cancer while sparing the normal tissue. Cure rates exceed 99 percent for new cancers and 95 percent for recurrent cancers. For more information go to Mohs