Follow-Up After Mohs Micrographic Surgery

A follow-up period of observation for at least five years is necessary after the wound is healed. You will usually be asked to return within a week, then in four to six weeks. After this, your follow up may be handled by your referring physician. Should there be any recurrence of the skin cancer after the Mohs micrographic surgery, it may be detected at once and treated. Experience has shown that if there is a recurrence, it usually will be within the first year following the surgery. Studies have shown that once you develop a skin cancer, there is a high possibility that you will develop others in the years ahead. We recommend that you be seen at least once a year by your referring physician so that you may be evaluated. Should you notice any suspicious area, it is best to check with your referring physician to see if a biopsy is indicated.