The Australasian College of Dermatologists maintains a list of doctors who have reached a defined standard of training in Mohs Surgery and who take part in ongoing professional development. To become a Mohs specialist, an FACD qualified specialist dermatologist must undertake an additional one to two years of intensive specialist training and meet specific requirements. This ensures quality and safety for patients.
What is Mohs surgery?
Mohs surgery is an advanced technique that ensures complete removal of skin cancers with minimal loss of surrounding tissue. It involves removal and comprehensive analysis and mapping of excised tumour tissue under the microscope, in order to determine the exact nature and extent of the tumour.
Mohs surgery delivers the highest cure rate of all methods of skin cancer removal (over 95%). The tumour is completely removed with minimal loss of normal surrounding tissue, leaving the smallest possible defect and ensuring a better cosmetic result.
Current evidence in support of Mohs surgery has been assessed and outlined in this submission to the Cancer Council.
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The Australasian College of Dermatologists has approved the following Fellows as Mohs Specialists: