Dermatologic surgery, or dermasurgery, is used to treat both benign skin conditions and skin cancer. One highly specialized and effective type of dermasurgery is Mohs micrographic surgery. Using precise measurement techniques, Mohs surgery removes cancerous cells while leaving healthy tissue intact and reducing the possibility of scarring.
The Mohs and Dermasurgery Unit combines faculty from the dermatology departments of MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (UTHSC). Our Mohs surgeons are board-certified dermatologists with additional training and extensive experience in the Mohs procedure. Treatment of non-cancerous skin conditions also are provided at UT-Houston's Dermatology Clinic.
In addition to Mohs, this unit treats both rare and common skin cancers using a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments. These include:
- Laser surgery
- Treatment of sun-damaged skin
- CO2 laser treatment of benign and malignant skin growths
- Reconstructive surgery
- Mole removal
Conditions we treat:
- Melanoma (especially lentigo maligna)
- Non-melanoma skin cancer
- Basal cell cancer
- Squamous cell cancer
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
- Microcystic adnexal carcinoma
- Extramammary Paget’s disease
- Atypical fibroxanthoma
- Immunosuppression and skin cancer
- Organ transplantation and skin cancer
Sunscreen, cover and shade are all my friends now. Being tan is so pretty, but it's not worth my life.
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The Mohs and Dermasurgery Unit business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
713-563-2772 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)