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Mohs & Dermasurgery Unit

Deborah MacFarlane, MD

Deborah MacFarlane, M.D., right, performs Mohs surgery. MacFarlane's skill and expertise has resulted in successful outcomes for thousands of skin cancer patients.

Dermatologic surgery, or dermasurgery, is used to treat both benign skin conditions and skin cancer. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized and effective technique for many skin cancers. Using precise measurements of tumor margins, Mohs surgery removes cancerous cells, leaving healthy tissue intact and reducing the possibility of scarring. Our Mohs surgeons are board-certified dermatologists with additional training and extensive experience in the Mohs technique.

Common, difficult and rare skin cancers are treated with a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Other services include:

  • Biopsies
  • Excisions
  • Laser surgery
  • Treatment of sun-damaged skin

The Mohs & Dermasurgery Unit combines faculty from the dermatology departments of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The unit is the primary center for Mohs surgery for both institutions. Treatment of non-cancerous skin conditions also are provided at UT-Houston's Dermatology Clinic.

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