Doctor near Merrillville describes Mohs micrographic surgery
Dr. Ashvin Garlapati and the team at Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana work with patients who are experiencing a variety of dermatological concerns. When issues arise and skin cancer has been diagnosed, Merrillville area patients have several options, including:
- Electrodesiccation (EDC)
- Mohs micrographic surgery
For patients interested in only the best for skin cancer removal, our team may suggest the advantages of Mohs micrographic surgery.
What is Mohs micrographic surgery?
It is a surgical procedure used to carefully remove cancerous skin cells while resulting in minimal removal of healthy tissues. This treatment is extremely effective in eliminating recurring cases of skin cancer. The procedure is performed by taking layer by layer of affected tissues and checking under a microscope for cancerous cells throughout the surgery. This ensures all the cancerous cells are removed while maintaining as much healthy tissue as possible.
Why choose Mohs micrographic surgery?
Mohs is performed at our practice by Dr. Ashvin Garlapati. He trained with some of the best Mohs surgeons in South Florida. He recommends this surgery specifically for areas where pre-existing scar tissues are present, edges are poorly defined, or there is a high risk of recurrence. Additionally, because Mohs is extremely conservative in the amount of tissue removed, it is recommended when the cancer is located on a highly visible area of the body, such as the face.
Learn more about Mohs micrographic surgery
Patients interested in discussing the benefits of treatment with Mohs micrographic surgery will want to take the time to speak with Dr. Ashvin Garlapati and his team at the Dermatology Center of Northwest Indiana, PC. The practice is conveniently located at 70 W 94th Plaza and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (219) 785-8188. His practice welcomes new patients for medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions.