Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.

Fortunately, skin cancer is easily detectable and easily treated when discovered early. The physicians of Advanced Dermatology Associates, LTD are experts in the treatment of skin cancer and can offer you a variety of therapies.

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery (Mohs) skin cancer surgery is a specialized form of skin cancer treatment. Formerly only available in large metropolitan centers, Dr. Steven A. Oberlender and Dr. Cynthia L. Bartus perform this state-of-the-art technique in the Allentown office.
  • Mohs skin cancer surgery involves removing the visible tumor and then checking all the borders microscopically with frozen sections. If a microscopic tumor is still present, more tissue is removed and tested until the entire tumor has been removed. This highly advanced technique ensures removal of the most invasive and difficult to treat forms of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. This surgery is the most tissue sparing technique with the highest cure rates and minimal scarring.