Dr. Foster is certified in Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment for all types of skin cancers. It offers the highest cure rate of any surgery (up to 99% for non-melanoma carcinomas), with minimal discomfort, and the greatest preservation of normal tissue (which means less scarring and superior cosmetic results).
Certification in this procedure requires extensive training and involves teaching the physician to act as the surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. We perform Mohs micrographic surgery on an outpatient basis, often the same day, under local anesthesia.
If left untreated, skin cancer can progress to the point that it is disfiguring and life threatening. Early detection and treatment of skin cancers saves lives and minimizes the area of skin that needs to be removed and reconstructed.