Dr. Kristen Richards is the expert in the area of MOHS Surgery. She is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship-trained MOHS Surgeon. We offer this gallery to show you a few of the hundreds of success stories we have had at Torrey Pines Dermatology.
- Our Mohs surgery gallery shows how this type of skin cancer correction can return facial features back to a normal state. Mohs Surgery is used in skin cancer treatment and involves removing a cancerous tumor along with the adjacent tissues. The recovery period after Mohs surgery may take several weeks and depends on the size of the operated tumor.
- Mohs micrographic surgery is used for the treatment of recurrent or otherwise difficult skin cancers. It microscopically traces out the roots of skin cancers while preserving the greatest amount of healthy tissue around the tumor. Comparative studies show that Mohs surgery provides the highest cure rates for these skin cancers.
- The Mohs Surgery Gallery contains examples of large skin cancers treated by Mohs surgery. Please be advised that these images are graphic and some may consider them disturbing as they depict surgical removal of skin cancers and the reconstruction process. However, they accurately reflect how extensive some skin cancers may grow even though they may appear to be small (remember, Mohs surgery only removes cancerous tissue) and demonstrate the types of reconstruction employed and some of the cosmetic results.