Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) is the optimal technique for many skin cancers, particularly those on the face, ears and scalp. The procedure is associated with a greater than 97% cure rate. In Mohs surgery, the dermatologist performs the simultaneous roles of skin cancer surgery and diagnostic skin pathology. These dual roles are direct extensions of Dr Alanen’s training as a Pathologist (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – certified1999), subspecialty Dermatopathologist (Fellow, American Society of Dermatopathology certified 2001) and Dermatologist Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified 2004).
If you have a Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery appointment scheduled with Dr Alanen, please read this document, print and bring it with you to the appointment.
Moh’s Micrographic Surgery Document.