Micrographic surgery lets Dr. Brooks remove skin cancer with the best cosmetic results possible. Using a high-powered microscope, skin cancer roots are traced while leaving normal tissue intact. Because incisions do not have to go as deep into the skin's surface as with other surgical procedures, cosmetic results are improved. The precision of the microscopic control also results in the highest possible cure rate. Micrographic surgery is an office procedure performed under local anesthesia. It is especially beneficial for treating skin cancers located in sensitive areas such as the eyelids, lips, nose and ears. For the treatment of melanoma, a zinc chloride melanoma vaccine is utilized prior to surgery. This treatment reduces surgical margins and increases body resistance against spread of the melanoma.
Video from lecture given by Dr. Brooks at American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS) meeting