Naples Dermatology PA​


4085 Tamiami Trail North Suite B203, Naples. FL, 34103 ​​

Dr. Scott A. Ross MD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology​​

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs Surgery is a micrographically controlled procedure, developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederic Mohs.  It provides the most precise method for removal of cancerous tissue, while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. It combines surgical removal of cancerous tissue along with the immediate microscopic examination of the tumor and underlying roots.  For this reason, Mohs surgery may result in a significantly smaller surgical defect and less noticeable scarring, as compared to other methods of skin cancer treatment.

Mohs surgery has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for many types of skin cancer, with a cure rate of up to 99%. 

What are the indications for Mohs Surgery?
The Mohs procedure is recommended for skin cancer removal in anatomic areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes, such as the T zones of the face, ears, lips or mouth. It may also be indicated for lesions that have recurred following prior treatment, or for lesions with aggressive histology which may suggest greater likelihood of recurrence.