Mohs surgery is a technique performed by fellowship-trained dermatological surgeons. It involves surgical removal of skin cancers and pathologic analysis of the specimens for residual tumor. The Mohs surgeon continues to take additional margins until all of the cancer has been removed. This allows for a conservative removal of skin and is especially useful for certain types of cancers, particularly in cosmetically sensitive locations such as the face.
Mohs reconstruction is typically performed by plastic surgeons who work closely with the dermatological surgeons to repair these wounds with a multitude of techniques to obtain the best aesthetic results.