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Mohs Surgery at Mohs Skin Cancer Center

Mohs surgery has been recognized as the most curative procedure for removing non-melanoma skin cancers since the 1980s. Mohs Micrographic Surgery was developed by a general surgeon in Wisconsin, Dr.Frederick Mohs. The goal of the Mohs procedure is to completely eradicate and remove non-melanoma skin cancers. Ninety percent of Mohs surgery is performed on the face, mainly the nose and ears. It also minimized normal tissue that is removed during the process.

Mohs Skin Cancer CenterWhat to Expect from Mohs Surgery?

The area of the skin cancer is numbed with a local anesthetic. The tumor is curetted. Then the tissue is cut out around the tumor. This tissue sample is sent out to our in-house laboratory to be processed. This only takes about 5-10 minutes to remove the first ample. The wound will be bandaged, and you are then directed to the waiting room.

It takes 1 to 1.5 hours to process the sample. After processing, the sample will be examined under a microscope to check for any remaining cancerous cells. If there are cancerous cells present, then more tissue is removed. This process will continue until the tissue is clear upon microscopic examination. Once it is clear, the wound is sutured and bandaged. The average time spent at our office for Mohs patients is 2-6 hours.

Recovery from Mohs Surgery

After the Mohs surgery, you should take it easy for 1-2 days and refrain from exercise or any strenuous physical activity. This will help control swelling, bleeding, and pain. Most patients resume their normal routine after a day. The dressing can be removed two days after the surgery, and it is important to clean the wound with soap and water,  then apply Vaseline and re-bandage the area. The sutures will need to be removed in a week. There is minimal scarring with Mohs surgery since it only removes the necessary tissue. 

What Makes Mohs Surgery so Effective?

Traditional surgical excisions make vertical slices, almost like cutting a loaf of bread. By using this technique, the pathologist can only sample the outer margins of the tissue. So only about 1% of the specimen is being examined. Mohs surgery is much more precise, 100% of the specimen is examined. Therefore, Mohs surgery results in higher skin cancer cure rates than other methods of surgery. 

Mohs Surgery at Trillium Creek

The Mohs Skin Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art treatment for two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs micrographic surgery performed by the Trillium Creek staff has been found to be highly curative — even if the skin cancer has been previously treated.

 

Patient Testimonials

 

Steve J.

The procedure went smoothly, my anxiety level was greatly reduced due to the terrific staff! They answered all my questions with care and understanding, that would put anyone at ease.

1-14-21. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2021-01-15T20:09:38+00:00

1-14-21. *Results may vary

The procedure went smoothly, my anxiety level was greatly reduced due to the terrific staff! They answered all my questions with care and understanding, that would put anyone at ease.

Cliff G.

Everyone on staff was very courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Procedures were explained very clearly prior to execution. Post procedure instructions were clearly outlined.

1-07-21. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2021-01-07T13:14:46+00:00

1-07-21. *Results may vary

Everyone on staff was very courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Procedures were explained very clearly prior to execution. Post procedure instructions were clearly outlined.

Sarah S.

Did not have to wait past my appointment time, treated in friendly and professional manner, questions answered clearly. Very pleased!

1-06-21. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2021-01-07T13:11:36+00:00

1-06-21. *Results may vary

Did not have to wait past my appointment time, treated in friendly and professional manner, questions answered clearly. Very pleased!

David B.

Dr. Bryan Baillis and medical assistant, Tiffany, treated me wonderfully and let me know what to expect each step of my Mohs surgery. They both made me feel comfortable and explained things greatly, as I was very nervous for my situation. I was especially blessed to have the careful and skillful hands of Dr. Baillis for my surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Baillis and Trillium Creek Dermatology for your skin surgery needs. I am so grateful for his expertise and the sensitive care I received!

12-30-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2020-12-31T13:52:46+00:00

12-30-20. *Results may vary

Dr. Bryan Baillis and medical assistant, Tiffany, treated me wonderfully and let me know what to expect each step of my Mohs surgery. They both made me feel comfortable and explained things greatly, as I was very nervous for my situation. I was especially blessed to have the careful and skillful hands of Dr. Baillis for my surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Baillis and Trillium Creek Dermatology for your skin surgery needs. I am so grateful for his expertise and the sensitive care I received!

Andrea T.

Dr. Bryan Baillis is wonderful! He takes time to listen and is thorough with patient treatment and care. I have been pleased with all of the staff at the Medina office. Everyone has been welcoming, friendly and professional every visit. I highly recommend both Dr. Baillis as well as the Medina Trillium Creek office.

12-28-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2020-12-31T13:50:55+00:00

12-28-20. *Results may vary

Dr. Bryan Baillis is wonderful! He takes time to listen and is thorough with patient treatment and care. I have been pleased with all of the staff at the Medina office. Everyone has been welcoming, friendly and professional every visit. I highly recommend both Dr. Baillis as well as the Medina Trillium Creek office.

Alysha J.

I came here to get my keloid on my ear looked at caused by an industrial piercing. Upon my first meeting with Dr. Bryan Baillis, he made me feel very comfortable and let me know what he would do if he were the patient instead of the doctor. He went over all possible options and gave me the pros and cons for each. His honesty and goofy self made me comfortable enough to do “surgery” right then and there. Everything went easy and smooth, and I was in and out faster than anticipated. Upon my next follow up visits, everything was very simple and I never had to wait. The staff here is absolutely amazing and I would 100% recommend Trillium Creek Dermatology and Dr. Bryan Baillis to everyone! I am no longer self conscious about my ear, the line is almost unnoticeable even after only one month of having this procedure done! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!

12-21-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2020-12-31T13:47:30+00:00

12-21-20. *Results may vary

I came here to get my keloid on my ear looked at caused by an industrial piercing. Upon my first meeting with Dr. Bryan Baillis, he made me feel very comfortable and let me know what he would do if he were the patient instead of the doctor. He went over all possible options and gave me the pros and cons for each. His honesty and goofy self made me comfortable enough to do “surgery” right then and there. Everything went easy and smooth, and I was in and out faster than anticipated. Upon my next follow up visits, everything was very simple and I never had to wait. The staff here is absolutely amazing and I would 100% recommend Trillium Creek Dermatology and Dr. Bryan Baillis to everyone! I am no longer self conscious about my ear, the line is almost unnoticeable even after only one month of having this procedure done! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!

Jay C.

Dr. Bryan Baillis was exceptional. Will definitely return and refer family and friends.

12-21-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
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2020-12-31T13:45:33+00:00

12-21-20. *Results may vary

Dr. Bryan Baillis was exceptional. Will definitely return and refer family and friends.

Gretchen A.

I had a wonderful experience from start to finish. The receptionist was very sweet and kind and friendly, Dr. Bryan Baillis came out and spoke to me and said there was one person he needed to finish up and he would be right with me. And both the nurse assistant and the doctor were both super friendly and very informative, have great outgoing personalities to make you feel comfortable.

12-21-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
5
2020-12-31T13:21:54+00:00

12-21-20. *Results may vary

I had a wonderful experience from start to finish. The receptionist was very sweet and kind and friendly, Dr. Bryan Baillis came out and spoke to me and said there was one person he needed to finish up and he would be right with me. And both the nurse assistant and the doctor were both super friendly and very informative, have great outgoing personalities to make you feel comfortable.

Denise A.

I had a great experience at Mohs Surgery Center. I was very nervous about the surgery when I got there, but they made me feel very comfortable & relaxed. The surgery itself was very quick & painless. They were all very friendly. My follow up appointment was just as good as my first experience. I would recommend Trillium Creek Dermatology's Mohs Surgery Center.

12-14-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
5
2020-12-31T13:16:11+00:00

12-14-20. *Results may vary

I had a great experience at Mohs Surgery Center. I was very nervous about the surgery when I got there, but they made me feel very comfortable & relaxed. The surgery itself was very quick & painless. They were all very friendly. My follow up appointment was just as good as my first experience. I would recommend Trillium Creek Dermatology's Mohs Surgery Center.

Saige J.

Dr.Bryan Ballis & all of his medical assistants are PHENOMENAL. They make your entire experience extremely comfortable and answer all of your questions in a well explained, yet easy way to understand. I have gone to them multiple times as well as my family members. 10/10 experience!!

12-9-20. *Results may vary

Trillium Creek Dermatology
5
2020-12-14T13:45:31+00:00

12-9-20. *Results may vary

Dr.Bryan Ballis & all of his medical assistants are PHENOMENAL. They make your entire experience extremely comfortable and answer all of your questions in a well explained, yet easy way to understand. I have gone to them multiple times as well as my family members. 10/10 experience!!
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