With an extremely high cure rate of up to 99%, Mohs Surgery is the preferred method for removal of Skin Cancer. The technique was first developed in the 1930’s and has evolved into a precise technique that is used by our Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeons to identify diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact.
By removing the tumor and examining the diseased tissue under a microscope, the surgeon can remove the tumor and leave healthy, cancer-free tissue. The pathologic interpretation of the tissue margins is done on site by the Mohs surgeon, who is specially trained in the reading of these slides.
The American College of Mohs Surgery cites the advantages of Mohs surgery:
Ensuring complete cancer removal during surgery, virtually eliminating the chance of the cancer growing back
Minimizing the amount of healthy tissue lost
Maximizing the functional and cosmetic outcome resulting from surgery
Repairing the site of the cancer the same day the cancer is removed, in most cases
Curing skin cancer when other methods have failed
Dr. Leonard Goldberg, Dr. Arash Kimyai-Asadi, Dr. Lucile E. White, Dr. Anna Drosou and Dr. Diane Trieu are all Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeons. Dr. Goldberg also serves as the Program Director for Houston Methodist Hospital’s Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program.
We’re so proud to announce the recent opening of the DermSurgery Associates clinic in El Campo. Located at 1918 West Loop, the new clinic is staffed by Dr. Lina Rodriguez and Sandra Witten, PA-C.
Specializing in Mohs surgery, Dr. Rodriguez is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment… Read More
DermSurgery Associates is proud to welcome Dr. Young Kwak to our expert family of talented dermatologists. His passion for and extensive experience in dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery, and reconstruction make him a great addition to the team. Dr. Kwak is joining the staff at our Willowbrook location, specializing in skin… Read More
Internationally renowned Houston dermatology and Mohs Surgery expert Leonard Goldberg, M.D. is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He founded DermSurgery Associates on the belief that patients should be provided with the best care possible from a caring and knowledgeable team. Collectively, their expert staff of 18 highly-trained… Read More
When residents of Houston and outlying areas need dermatologic services – from the removal of age spots and treatment for wrinkles to swift, aggressive response to melanoma and other skin cancers – they turn to DermSurgery Associates. There is a good reason for this.
Now with 11 clinics throughout the… Read More
Mohs surgery is a specialized surgical procedure used to remove skin cancer. This technique offers a very successful cure for skin cancers. The surgeon, who is a dermatologist experienced and trained in both surgery and pathology, removes and examines each layer of the diseased skin with a microscope for the… Read More
In July 1997, a dermatologic surgeon already with a resume that appeared to highlight the achievements of several doctors opened a private dermatology practice in Houston. The physician was Dr. Leonard Goldberg, and his skills along with his down-to-earth manner with patients seeking relief from a long list of skin… Read More
When skin cancer strikes, DermSurgery Associates of Houston strikes back with Mohs surgery, one of the most effective treatments for the three most common skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Here are a few things you might like to know about why DermSurgery’s clinics in the… Read More
Dr. Leonard Goldberg of DermSurgery Associates in Houston has received the 2016-2017 Houston Methodist GME Faculty Teaching Award. The latest in a string of prestigious awards and recognitions bestowed upon the physician, this one is special in that the individuals who selected him were residents and fellows from Houston Methodist… Read More
Why are more and more dermatologists recommending Mohs skin cancer surgery?
A diagnosis of skin cancer is no laughing matter. Whether it’s common basal cell carcinoma or resistant melanoma, the condition must be promptly addressed. Mohs skin cancer surgery is the treatment that Houston-based DermSurgery Associates recommends for most… Read More