Through a precise surgical technique, Mohs surgery will benefit all patients with this pathology
The Hospital General Universitario Santa María del Rosell becomes a regional reference for the treatment of skin cancer through a precise surgical technique, Mohs surgery, which will benefit all patients in the Region with this pathology, which improves the results of conventional procedures.
Fundamentally, this surgery is offered to patients with carcinomas associated with sun exposure, whose real margins are difficult to define or have locations of high anatomical risk such as around the mouth, nose, eyes, or genitals, where it is desired to preserve the greatest healthy tissue possible. It is also an indicated technique for the removal of certain more unusual tumors.
The Dermatology and Pathological Anatomy services of the Health Area of Cartagena are pioneers in the Murcian Health Service (SMS) in carrying out this type of process, which began three years ago and from which 80 patients have already benefited with this type of procedure. high risk injuries.
Mohs surgery is a technique in which thin layers of damaged skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. The goal of Mohs surgery is to remove all of the skin cancer while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. It is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, although in some cases sedation is applied.
Mohs surgery is an improvement on conventional surgery, which consists of removing the visible cancer and a small margin of healthy tissue that surrounds it, with the risk of sometimes not being sure of having removed the cancer completely.
This technique allows surgeons to verify that all cancer cells have been removed at the time of surgery, thus reducing the possibility of recurrence, as they are certain that the entire tumor has been removed in the same surgical act. .
The Dermatology Service was also a pioneer in the implementation of Teledermatology in the Region, as a result of the collaboration of family doctors and dermatologists, which allows the creation of new systems and methodologies to reduce waiting times for patients with melanoma and other types of skin cancer that require specialized care.
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