About MOHS Surgery
Healing Process and Follow Up
Usually a follow up appointment is needed to remove stitches or to examine the healing surgical site. As each surgery is different the factors of your surgery will determine what follow up is needed. When your care is complete we stress the importance of seeing your general dermatologist for annual full body skin examinations. If you would like a referral to a dermatologist please speak with our staff and we would be happy to provide this.
A follow up period of five years for the treated cancer is essential. After having one skin cancer, statistics show that you have a greater chance of developing a second skin cancer. You should have your skin checked by your referring physician at least once each year, not only to examine the treated skin cancer, but also to check for new skin cancers.