Frederick Mohs, M.D.
Founder of Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Approximately 60 years ago, Dr. Frederic Mohs (1914-2002), formerly Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, developed a technique to remove skin cancers, which provided patients with an excellent chance for cure. The technique was initially known as chemosurgery but is now called Mohs micrographic surgery after its inventor. Because this method is time consuming and requires highly specialized training and personnel, few medical centers or offices in the United States are equipped to offer such treatment.

This website attempts to answer some questions you may have concerning this way of treating skin cancer.

© Richard G. Bennett, M.D. 2003