The Cadogan Mole and Cancer Clinic is one of the leading facilities for diagnosing and treating skin cancer cases.
Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, was created in 1938 by the American physician and general surgeon Dr Frederic E Mohs. The procedure is a microscopically-controlled surgery designed to treat common types of skin cancer. Mohs surgery allows for the removal of skin cancer with a very narrow surgical margin, which means there are very few tumour-free cells surrounding the cancer removed along with the affected cells.
The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumour is reached (called clear margins).
Unlike other skin cancer procedures where a random sample of the clear margin is examined, by undergoing Mohs surgery, patients get a comprehensive examination of the surgical margin, providing more accurate results. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and involves four basic steps: surgical removal of tissue; mapping the piece of tissue and then freezing and cutting it; interpretation of the microscope slides; and reconstruction of the area from where the tissue has been removed.
As the surgery is a combination of several specialised stages, it requires the skills and expertise of a team of qualified professionals — a dermatologist, a pathologist and a plastic surgeon.
Whatever your personal requirements, you can rest assured that the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading UK consultants and techniques for your treatment, performed at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.
Why Choose Us?
Variable prices can result from the fact that many of our consultants operate with different fee structures. In all cases, prices will be confirmed to you by your consultant before any treatment takes place.
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What to Expect
Step 1. Optional Free Consultation
We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.
Step 2. Surgical Consultation
The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.
In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.
Step 3. The Procedure
On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.
After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.
Step 4. After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.
Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.