Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most effective technique for surgical removal of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers. This procedure is gold standard for skin cancer surgery of aesthetically or functionally sensitive areas of the body, with cure rates of 95% and above.
Dr. Chaplik specializes in Mohs surgery which applies his training and ability to to microscopically examine surgically excised tissue of pathologically confirmed skin cancers. The cancer cells are identified and removed, sparing as much normal tissue as possible. This is performed in stages, to determine the extent and presence of tumor cells. Appropriate and sparing layers of tissue are delicated removed and microscopically evaluated from the margin where the cancer cells were initially located. The surgery is complete when the margins are finally clear of cancer. The result is an optimal cosmetic and therapeutic outcome for each patient.