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MOHS Micrographic Surgery at Midwest Dermatology Institute

Precise Care for Optimal Results

Skin cancer affects millions of Americans each year, but thanks to advanced treatment options like MOHS micrographic surgery, there's hope for complete and precise removal with minimal scarring. At Midwest Dermatology Institute, Dr. Jeff Messenger, a board-certified MOHS surgeon, offers expertise and compassion in guiding you through this effective treatment.

What is MOHS Micrographic Surgery?

MOHS surgery is a precise, minimally invasive technique for removing skin cancer while preserving healthy tissue. Unlike traditional excisions, which rely on pre-determined margins, MOHS removes the entire cancer cell by cell, layer by layer, ensuring complete removal with minimal scarring.

Benefits of MOHS Micrographic Surgery:

  • Highest cure rate: MOHS offers the highest cure rate of any treatment option currently available
  • Preserves healthy tissue: Precise removal minimizes scarring and protects surrounding healthy skin.
  • Outpatient procedure: Most MOHS procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with minimal discomfort.
  • Personalized care: Dr. Messenger tailors the procedure to your specific needs and cancer type.


What to Expect During MOHS Surgery:

  • Local anesthesia: The area is numbed for your comfort.
  • Tissue removal: Dr. Messenger removes a thin layer of tissue, including a margin around the visible cancer.
  • Microscopic examination: The removed tissue is immediately examined under a microscope to identify any remaining cancer cells.
  • Repeat cycles (if necessary): If any cancer cells are found, additional layers are removed and examined until no cancer remains.
  • Reconstruction (optional): Depending on the size and location of the removed tissue, Dr. Messenger may recommend reconstructive techniques to minimize scarring and ensure optimal cosmetic results.


Why Choose Dr. Jeff Messenger for MOHS Surgery?

  • Board-certified: Dr. Messenger holds board certification in both dermatology and MOHS micrographic surgery, ensuring the highest level of expertise.
  • Extensive experience: With years of experience performing MOHS procedures, Dr. Messenger has a proven track record of success.
  • Compassionate care: Dr. Messenger understands the emotional challenges of skin cancer and provides supportive care throughout the process.


Schedule Your Consultation Today:

If you are concerned about skin cancer or have been diagnosed with a treatable type, contact Midwest Dermatology Institute today to schedule  a consultation with Dr. Jeff Messenger. He will discuss your individual case, determine if MOHS surgery is the right option for you, and answer any questions you may have.

Take control of your skin health and choose the gold standard in skin cancer removal. Contact Midwest Dermatology Institute today and experience the precise care of Dr. Jeff Messenger.

For additional information on MOHS micrographic surgery, visit www.aad.org.


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Our Locations

Hours of Operation

Okemos Location

Monday

7:20 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday

7:20 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Battle Creek Location

Monday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday

7:45 am - 4:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Okemos Location

Monday
7:20 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:20 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Battle Creek Location

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:45 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed