Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer at Big Sky Dermatology

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most precise way of removing skin cancer and typically reduces postsurgical scarring. Unlike conventional dermatologic surgery, the Mohs procedure removes skin cancer in stages.

During the first stage, our dermatologist removes only the visible tumor. This minimizes the loss of normal tissue. We place a gauze bandage on the wound and the patient waits while the dermatologist examines the tumor under a microscope. If we find evidence that some of the tumor remains, we bring the patient back to the exam room where we remove more tissue.

This process continues until the patient is free of tumor cells. We then determine the best options for repairing the wound to minimize the resulting scar. This procedure can take from 1 to 4 hours in most cases.

Discover the difference in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology treatment. Call Big Sky Dermatology at 406.587.SKIN (7546) or use our Request an Appointment form. Our Mohs patients come to us from Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Ennis, Big Sky and and close-by areas.

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"This appointment was my first ever visit with a dermatologist. I wanted to get a couple of spots looked at and get a baseline on my overall skin health. Dr. Shannon was very gentle and explained everything she was doing. She answered my questions to my satisfaction."

4515 Valley Commons Drive
Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59718