Mohs Surgery Specialist Mark Mehrany MD

Skin Cancer Specialists & Mohs Surgeons located in San Jose or Modesto
If you have skin cancer and are worried that removal will leave a noticeable scar, consider Mohs surgery with Mark Mehrany, MD, in San Jose or Modesto, California.

Mohs surgery offers a 99% cure rate for melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers while sparing healthy tissue.

Mohs surgery demands the specialized skill and training of a Mohs dermatologic surgeon like Dr. Mehrany, who has performed more than 20,000 Mohs surgeries.

Mohs Surgery

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery is a procedure performed by a specially trained surgeon. This outpatient surgery involves the precise removal of skin cancer, then checking the tissue under a microscope. If Dr. Mehrany sees cancer cells, he removes another layer. He repeats this process until all of your skin cancer cells are gone.

Is Mohs surgery painful?

The team at the office of Mark Mehrany, MD, numbs your treatment area beforehand, so you don’t feel any pain. After surgery, you may feel pain at your treatment site. It’s also typical for the treated area to feel itchy and tight as your body heals. You can take Tylenol and Advil to relieve any discomfort.

What happens during Mohs surgery?

Once your treatment site is numb, Dr. Mehrany begins by removing the visible skin cancer to investigate under a microscope. While he examines the tissue, you can relax in the waiting room with a temporary bandage over your treatment site.

The process may require several stages before your cancer is completely gone. Removing the tissue alone takes only 10-15 minutes, but it can take at least 1-2 hours for the on-site lab to prepare the tissue for Dr. Mehrany to examine. Although there’s no way to forecast how many stages of removal will be needed, Dr. Mehrany usually eliminates most skin cancers in three stages or less.

After your skin cancer is completely gone, Dr. Mehrany may leave your surgery site open, close it with stitches, or close it with a skin graft or flap. He bases the decision on your health and safety and the best cosmetic result. You can go home on the same day as your procedure, however, you should prepare to set aside a majority of your day.

Do I have to go to a hospital for Mohs surgery?

Dr. Mehrany performs your procedure in the outpatient surgical facility at the office of Mark Mehrany, MD. It’s designed to deliver the highest level of outpatient care, with your safety and comfort in mind.

If you have skin cancer, call the office of Mark Mehrany, MD today to discuss the advantages of Mohs surgery.

Our Stanislaus Skin Cancer Clinic in Modesto proudly serves the Central Valley and surrounding areas including: Modesto, Turlock, Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, Stockton, Sonora, Ceres, Lodi, Lathrop, Livingston, Oakdale, Riverbank, Patterson, Merced, Los Banos, Newman, Gustine, Salida, Sunol, Mariposa, Madera, Atwater, Le Grand, La Grange, Angels Camp, Arnold and Yosemite Valley.

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