Skin cancer affects millions of Americans each year, but the disease can be successfully treated if detected early, and Mohs surgery is often the recommended treatment. Mohs surgery has a high cure rate for certain types of skin cancer, and patients typically only require one surgery. But how much does Mohs surgery cost?
What Is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery or Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). BCC and SCC are the two most common types of skin cancer.
Mohs surgery is a very precise technique that preserves as much healthy tissue as possible by removing the cancerous cells in layers. This feature makes it very beneficial for treating skin cancers of the face and neck.
How Much Does Mohs Surgery Cost?
The cost of Mohs surgery can range between $1,500-$2,500, but several factors can affect the final price. The location and size of the tumor, the number of layers that will need to be removed, and the type of closure required, are all factors that can impact the final cost of Mohs surgery. Patients are therefore advised to schedule an in-service consultation with a Mohs specialist surgeon to get an accurate cost.
Is Mohs Surgery Covered By Insurance?
Mohs surgery is considered a medical procedure therefore it’s typically covered by insurance. However, patients should check with their insurance provider regarding eligibility and benefits.
Would you like to learn more about Mohs surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Duluth, MN area, Twin Ports Dermatology is our featured practice. Twin Ports has surgeons on staff that have been specially trained in the Mohs surgical technique.
You can reach them at www.twinportsderm.com, or by calling (218) 216-7761.