Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer and offers the highest cure rate of all procedures. The Mohs technique enables a dermatologist to remove a skin cancer in layers. Each layer is examined as it is removed to ensure that all cancerous cells are removed and that no tumour is left behind. This is a highly skilled technique which is only undertaken by dermatologists and gives much more success in the removal of skin cancer than conventional plastic surgical techniques.
If you are having private treatment then you can choose your Mohs surgeon. This can be a difficult decision; you will be making this choice at a very stressful time, and putting a lot of trust into this person. You need a combination of skill and empathic manner.
Dr Stevens trained as a Mohs surgeon following completion of his training as a dermatologist. And memberships of the American Society of Mohs Surgery (ASAMS) and The European Society for Micrographic Surgery (ESMS) are standards which will give you confidence in the competence of the surgeons you might consider.