As one of the only board-certified and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in the Texas Panhandle, Dr. Liana Proffer performs skin cancer treatment repair using a revolutionary Mohs technique. Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer with a cure rate of up to 99 percent for certain tumors.
Because the Mohs procedure is micrographically controlled, it provides the most precise method for removal of the cancerous tissue, while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. For this reason, Mohs surgery may result in a significantly smaller surgical defect and less noticeable scarring as compared to other methods of skin cancer treatment.
The Mohs procedure is recommended for skin cancer removal in anatomic areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes. It is also indicated for tumors that have recurred following prior treatment and for tumors that have the greatest likelihood of recurrence.