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Skin Cancer & Mohs Surgery

As a fellowship-trained mohs surgeon, Dr. Mahlberg provides specialized care for the treatment of skin cancer and other conditions requiring skin surgery.

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs surgery is a highly specialized treatment for the total removal of skin cancer. It is most commonly performed on basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

This method differs from all other methods of treating skin cancer by the use of detailed mapping techniques and complete microscopic examination of all the tissues removed. By using these detailed mapping techniques and complete microscopic control, the Mohs surgeon can pinpoint areas involved with cancer that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Therefore, even the smallest microscopic roots of cancer can be removed. The result is: (1) the removal of as little normal skin as possible, and (2) the highest possibility for curing cancer.

Denver Mohs Surgeon and Longmont Mohs Surgeon Dr. Matt Mahlberg is a fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon who has performed over 8,000 cases of Mohs surgery for skin cancer. 

Surgical Excisions

Some skin cancers, such as melanoma or atypical moles, require excision to be removed by your Mohs Surgeon. This is a short procedure in which the lesion is removed with a margin of healthy skin. Sutures are placed to close the wound and to optimize the appearance of the incision as it heals.

Mole and Cyst Removal

Benign skin lesions, such as cysts, lipomas or benign moles can also be removed with surgical excision. Please contact our office for a consultation with our physicians to discuss options for removal of these lesions.