Dr. Adam D. Wray, dermatologist at Bingham Healthcare Dermatology, offers the Mohs surgery to treat the most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as some kinds of melanoma and other more unusual skin cancers.
During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. This increases the chance of a cure and reduces the need for additional treatments or additional surgery.
Mohs surgery is especially useful for skin cancers that:
- Are large or aggressive
- Are located in areas where you want to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible, such as around the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet, and genitals
- Have a high risk of recurrence or that have recurred after previous treatment
- Have borders that are hard to define
Mohs surgery is nearly painless and is usually done on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic.
About Adam D. Wray, DO
As an experienced dermatologist and skin cancer specialist, Dr. Wray of the Bingham Healthcare Dermatology has extensive training in pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions, skin surgery, mole and wart removal, and skin cancer screenings. He enjoys spending time educating his patients about skin conditions and taking care of their needs by performing same-day biopsies, phototherapy, labs, and cosmetic procedures that enhance the skins look and feel. Dr. Wray is always welcoming new patients.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Wray, please call (208) 535-3637 in Idaho Falls, (208) 233-4455 in Pocatello and Soda Springs, or (208) 782-2930 in Blackfoot.