To make an appointment, call:
- West County: 314-996-8810
- Central West End: 314-747-8688
The dermatologic surgeons at Washington University provide comprehensive surgical procedures of the skin and nails, including Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer and excisions for benign and malignant lesions.
Our dermatologic surgeons are fellowship trained and board certified in both dermatology and micrographic surgery/dermatologic oncology. We work closely with other specialists at Washington University, including plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons and radiation oncologists to coordinate care for patients with complex skin cancers.
Mohs micrographic surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery is an outpatient surgical technique that has become the gold standard of treatment of skin cancers (cutaneous malignancies). It is commonly used to treat nonmelanoma skin cancers on the head and neck, but can be used on other parts of the body in certain cases.
Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rates, spares the most amount of healthy tissue and is cost effective. Additional benefits include faster recovery and reduced risk for cancer to recur.