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Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin surgery is the treatment recommended for non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal and squamous cell cancers. These are the more common types of skin cancer. The surgery is referred to as Mohs Micrographic Surgery or simply Mohs Surgery after Dr. Frederick Mohs who developed it. Skin cancer surgery in India usually requires an overnight stay at the hospital, although it can be done as an OPD procedure. The area around the cancerous growth is numbed with a local anaesthetic and the surgeon starts to remove the cancerous tissue till healthy tissue is reached. The doctor may sometimes recommend following up with treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. Surgery in some of the best skin cancer hospitals have as high as 90% success rates. If a lot of tissue is removed, the doctor may recommend a skin graft or similar procedure after the cancer treatment.