At the Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery Center of New Jersey (SCCSNJ), Dr. Lombardi provides Mohs surgery, which is a highly specialized treatment for the removal of skin cancer. It is generally performed on basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas.

MOHS Background

Dr. Fredrick Mohs discovered a skin-preserving technique called Mohs Micrographic Surgery that has now become the gold standard in removing skin cancers. Mohs surgery leaves a patient with the highest cure rate (99 percent) and the smallest potential scar.

The procedure

Dr. Lombardi is one of the premier MOHS surgeons in NJ. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. While in the office, the patient is anesthetized with local numbing medication. The skin cancer is removed with a very small margin and a dressing is placed. The tissue is then sent to our MOHS lab, where it is processed and placed on a slide for review. Dr. Lombardi will then analyze the slides, viewing all margins, and will determine if the cancer has been completely removed. If cancer remains, in a follow-up MOHS procedure Dr. Lombardi will remove where the cancer is still present. The tissue will be analyzed again and the process will continue.

Once the skin cancer is completely removed, very fine stitches will be placed to minimize scarring.

You will likely have to wear a bandage over the surgical area for approximately two weeks. It is recommended to avoid any heavy lifting (over 10 lbs) or exercising during this time to ensure optimal healing.

Mohs surgery is done under local anesthesia, so you will be awake during this time. There is a potential to be in the office for several hours, so it is recommended you bring reading material. You will be instructed to take all medications as normal (unless discussed otherwise with Dr. Lombardi).

Dr. Lombardi has a passion for Mohs surgery. She has done thousands of cases and takes much pride in her surgical techniques and aesthetic outcomes.

Let Dr. Lombardi and her staff at the Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery Center of New Jersey help to restore you to full health today!