Mohs Surgery Morgantown WV

If you have skin cancer, then your surgeon in Morgantown will use a type of surgery called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is used to remove non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, or certain tumors.

Dr.William Mcclellan
(304) 685-3547
1085 Van Voorhis Road #350
Morgantown, WV
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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David Charles Fogarty, MD
(304) 293-7521
165 Scott Ave Ste 206
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1973

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Campbell, Craig - Wvu Cheat Lake Physicians
(304) 594-1313
608 Cheat Rd
Morgantown, WV
 
Kennedy III, Thomas J MD - West Virginia Plastic Surgery
(304) 284-8888
240 Scott Ave
Morgantown, WV
 
Armeni, Mark MD - West Virginia University
(304) 598-4890
Medical Center Dr
Morgantown, WV
 
Bruce Gregory Freeman, MD
(304) 293-3311
PO Box 550
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1975

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Freeman, Bruce MD - West Virginia University
(304) 598-4890
Medical Center Dr
Morgantown, WV
 
Armeni, Mark MD - Wvu Sinus Ctr
(304) 293-4598
1 Stadium Dr # 3
Morgantown, WV
 
Kovach Rodney MD
(304) 293-2904
Wvu Health Sciences Ctr
Morgantown, WV
 
Freeman, Bruce MD - Wvu Cheat Lake Physicians
(304) 594-1313
608 Cheat Rd
Morgantown, WV
 
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Mohs Surgery

If you have skin cancer, then your surgeon will use a type of surgery called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is used to remove non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, or certain tumors. This procedure relies on a highly specialized and controlled sequence of surgical tumor resection and pathological investigation. Your surgeon will mark the area of the tumor that he can see with the naked eye, and freeze the area to be removed with local anesthetic. The tissue is surgically removed, divided and marked with reference points.

Tissue specimens are labeled with different colored dyes that allow your surgeon to reference the tissue seen on microscopic slides directly back to you. If any tumor remains in the resection tissue, your surgeon knows that tumor is still in you. You will be returned to the operating room so that another thin segment of tissue can be removed. The resection site that has been previously marked, allows your surgeon to remove the remaining tumor roots.

Process

• Visible tumor is identified

• The tumor and surrounding skin are anesthetized

• Visible tumor is removed

• A thin lay of additional tissue is removed around the tumor site

• Skin and tissue are marked with dyes so that your surgeon can go back to the exact location if tumor roots remain in the thin layer

• The thin layer is examined microscopically

• Your surgeon examines and identifies any remaining cancer cells

If there is any tumor remaining:

• The marked sections and skin allow your surgeon to locate the tumor roots

• A second layer of tissue is removed

• Your surgeon examines the new layer with a microscope verifying any cancer cells

The procedure is repeated over and over again until no tumor cells remain in the microscopic sections and you are declared tumor free. Then reconstruction of the tumor site takes place if possible, but may require a second surgery.

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