Skin Cancer Care (Mohs Surgery)
Our skin cancer specialists treat common and rare skin cancers. Our focus is on the complete removal of your skin cancer while ensuring you have a comfortable day. In most cases, removal and repair can happen on the same day. We also have the ability to work with other members within Dartmouth-Hitchcock to provide care if needed.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized form of surgery for the treatment of cancers of the skin. It combines precise tumor removal and real-time examination under a microscope.
We remove your tumor completely while removing the least amount of normal healthy tissue. The chance that skin cancer will come back in the same area is less than 1% using this procedure.
What types of skin cancers can we treat with Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is most often used for skin cancers of the:
The types of skin cancers treated include:
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Melanoma in situ and thin melanomas
- Squamous cell carcinoma
We are the only hospital in New Hampshire to offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of melanoma in situ and thin melanomas. We can also use it for skin cancers with high-risk characteristics on the trunk and extremities.
To learn more about Mohs Micrographic Surgery, please refer to the following resources:
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Mohs Micrographic Surgery Patient Handbook (PDF)
- About Mohs Surgery (American College of Mohs Surgery)
- ACMS (American College of Mohs Surgery)
Meet our team
A referral from your doctor is required to receive the Mohs Surgery treatment.
For referring providers
To refer patients to our Department for Mohs Micrographic Surgery, please fax the following patient information at 603-650-3173:
- Office note
- Patient demographics
- Photograph if available
If you have questions regarding Mohs Surgery referrals, please contact us at 603-650-3107 or send an email to Johanne.S.Kingston@hitchcock.org
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