Mohs surgery in Dayton, Ohio

Welcome to the Leading Mohs Surgery Treatment Center in Dayton, Ohio

Dr. Rishi Gandhi has dedicated his career to dermatology, completing a skin cancer fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery —credentials very few distinguished dermatologists have.

As a fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Gandhi performs a very intricate skin cancer removal with minimal to no scarring, even on the most visible, delicate and high functioning areas such as the face, nose, ears, neck, genitals, hands and feet.

Mohs is the #1 chosen skin cancer removal treatment. It has the highest cure rate and is the most effective at removing skin cancer completely and preserving healthy tissue around the area.

Are you a candidate for Mohs surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is appropriate for most skin cancers, including

✓ Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

✓ Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

✓ Melanoma (some types)

✓ Other rare types of skin cancer

When is Mohs surgery necessary?

✓ Skin Cancers located on the head and neck area

✓ Patients with recurrent cancer that have been previously treated with another procedure 

✓ Skin cancers greater than 2.0cm anywhere on the body 

✓ Cancers located in areas where scarring could have a cosmetic or functional impact (face, nose, neck, lips, eyelid, hands, feet, genitals)

✓ Skin cancer patients with a compromised immune system or who have received organ transplants

Mohs Surgery

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a precise and highly specialized surgical technique performed only by fellowship-trained surgeons with board certification in dermatology. 

Dr. Gandhi treats skin cancer lesions one layer at a time, enabling him to examine each layer of skin for the presence of the skin cancer while preserving the healthy skin around it. 

Advantages of Mohs surgery

🗹 The highest cancer cure rate

🗹 Mohs surgery leaves behind the most minimal evidence of a skin defect.

🗹 You’ll know your results in the same day AND you will be cancer-free when you leave our office.

🗹 You have one expert physician handling your skin. Your board-certified dermatologist is your skin cancer Mohs surgeon, your pathologist and your cosmetic surgeon.

🗹 Unlike most surgeries, there’s no need to fast for this surgery. We provide an assortment of food and beverages and you can feel free to bring your own.

🗹You’ll experience a relaxing, stress-free stay in your own private, luxury surgery suite. 

🗹 Bring reading materials or electronics to occupy your time while Dr. Gandhi examines each slide. Your private room has amenities to keep you comfortable (TV, wifi, Sonos sound system, warm blankets and snacks) and ensure your experience is enjoyable.

What happens during Mohs surgery?

In Mohs surgery, Dr. Gandhi removes the visible portion of skin cancer. The tissue is processed in his pathology lab, where he examines the skin cells for any remaining cancer. If cancer cells still exist, he returns to remove only the skin affected by cancer. 

Mohs surgery is an extremely precise technique for selectively removing only the skin tissue affected with skin cancer —saving all healthy skin tissue, leaving behind only the smallest defect and scar possible.

Mohs Surgery

Here’s what you can expect on your Mohs surgery day

🗹 When you arrive, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to ensure it’s a painless process.

🗹 Surgery occurs in one of our new, state-of-the-art surgery rooms. When each stage of the procedure is complete, you’ll be bandaged and remain in your clean, private surgery room.

🗹 While you’re relaxing, we offer snacks and beverages as you wait for each skin slide to be examined.

🗹 Your comfort is most important, so come dressed in comfortable clothes. We provide warm blankets for napping and relaxing.

🗹 You’ll be skin cancer-free. when you leave at the end of the day.

Contact Ohio Skin Center serving Dayton and surrounding cities for questions regarding your Mohs micrographic surgery.

Learn more about Mohs Surgery

Dr. Gandhi will provide you with detailed instructions on managing wound care. Keeping your wound clean and changing the dressing daily promotes healthy healing.

No. We’ll make sure your skin cancer is clear before you go home.

Every person should see a dermatologist once a year for a skin check. Once you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, you’ll need to have regularly scheduled visits with your board-certified dermatologist.