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Mohs Micrographic Surgery Unit


The Department of Medicine

Division of Dermatology

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Unit

The UCLA Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center offers comprehensive services for the management of skin cancer and non-cancerous growths requiring surgery as well as various laser and cosmetic procedures. Mohs micrographic surgery is an innovative skin cancer treatment that removes all skin cancer cells while preserving the surrounding healthy skin. Named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, the surgeon who pioneered the procedure, Mohs surgery is most commonly used to treat large tumors, recurrent tumors, and those occurring in cosmetically sensitive areas, such as the face. Performed as an outpatient procedure, it is most utilized to remove two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. By precise surgical removal of skin cancers with immediate microscopic examination of tissue, the procedure achieves excellent cure rates. Would reconstruction is usually performed on the same day by the Mohs surgeon. For patients with extensive skin cancers, treatment is coordinated through a multidisciplinary team of Mohs surgeons, head and neck, plastic, or oculoplastic surgeons, and radiation oncologists. The UCLA Division of Dermatology remains committed to providing timely and comprehensive treatment for skin cancer patients. Patients typically are referred for Mohs surgery by their primary care physician or dermatologist.


Telephone Number
(310) 825-6911 Information and referral

Director Specialty
Lask, Gary MD Dermatology

Beddingfield, Frederick MD, PhD Dermatology
Bennett, Richard MD Dermatology
Beynet, David MD Dermatology
Greco, Joseph MD Dermatology
Kim, Jenny MD, PhD Dermatology
Lee, Patrick MD Dermatology
Soriano, Teresa MD Dermatology
Medical Oncology

Body System Location
Skin, Hair and Nails

Disorders and Conditions