Skin Cancer/Mohs Surgery

Learn About Skin Cancer Treatment, including Mohs Surgery

What is Skin Cancer?

P. Kim Phillips, MD, a board-certified dermatologist from Aurora Health Care, talks about Mohs Micrographic Surgery and the advantages it offers over traditional skin cancer surgery.


Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans, and it is increasing in people of all races and ethnicities.

There are many types of skin cancer and pre-cancerous skin conditions. The three most common types of skin cancer are:

  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  • Melanoma (malignant melanoma)

Mohs Surgery

Dermatologists at Aurora perform Mohs surgery to treat skin cancer, which allows them to remove lesions while preserving as much of the normal, healthy skin around it. Mohs surgery is perfect for tumors on the face (nose, eyelids and forehead). It’s also ideal when healthy tissue needs to be saved to help reduce the possibility of scarring or disfigurement.

Why Should I Choose Aurora Health Care for Skin Cancer Treatment?

Fellowship-trained, procedural dermatologists at Aurora specialize in skin cancer treatment, including Mohs surgery. With their wealth of experience and knowledge, they provide holistic skin cancer treatment that is individually tailored to you.

Because Aurora dermatologists work within the entire Aurora Health Care system, we can offer you so much more than simple dermatology care. At Aurora, you’ll get:

  • Experience: Aurora’s skin cancer and fellowship-trained Mohs surgery specialists perform hundreds of surgeries each year.
  • Expertise: At Aurora, skin cancer treatment and Mohs surgery is only performed by board-certified physicians with specialized training in Mohs surgery and treating skin cancer.
  • Advanced technology: Aurora uses the safest and most advanced procedures available, including immunostains for complicated tumors.
  • Attention to you: Your physician will take time to discuss options with you and answer your questions before your treatment begins, giving you peace of mind.

P. Kim Phillips talks about the prevalence and types of skin cancer.

Annual Skin Cancer Screening

Having an annual exam to check for skin changes and signs of cancer is not only important for people at high risk for skin cancer – it’s important for us all. At Aurora, we offer annual skin cancer checks, and we recommend that everyone also perform self-checks at least once a year.

How do I Schedule a Consultation with a Procedural Dermatologist?

If you are concerned about a mole and you are unable to see a dermatologist right away, contact your primary care doctor.

Contact any of our clinics specializing in the procedure:

Aurora Health Center
248 McHenry St.
Burlington, WI 53105

Aurora Advanced Healthcare
3003 W. Good Hope Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53209


Aurora Advanced Healthcare
N84 W16889 Menomonee Ave.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Aurora Advanced Healthcare
12203 N. Corporate Pkwy.
Mequon, WI 53092

Aurora Health Center
W231 N1440 Corporate Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53186

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