Health and Wellness

Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today

Barry Lycka MD

Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today – Mohs Surgery to remove difficult skin cancer tumours : Dr Lycka & Dr Zachary

Mohs micrographic surgery is a special technique to remove difficult and complex skin cancer tumours which have grown
out of control. In fact it is the best skin cancer surgery technique for doing so, but over the last 10 years or so, there has
been a trend to over-use it. This week Dr Lycka talks with Dr Christopher Zachary, Professor and Chairman of
Dermatology at University of California,Irvine, and a world authority on this technique. Dr Zachary explains the different
types of tumours and situations when Mohs surgery is the most appropriate skin cancer treatment, and when other
methods are preferable. The 2 doctors also discuss the latest laser scar treatment techniques and highlight that ongoing
education and relevant experience are key factors when choosing a good surgeon, especially as techniques and devices
are changing and developing so rapidly these days. An informative half hour with 2 experts on skin cancer treatment and
skin cancer surgery.