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Mohs Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Mohs Surgery.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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About Mohs Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery, also called Mohs micrographic surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove skin cancers. Mohs surgery is useful for removing cancers that are growing quickly, have recurred, are large, or are located on visible parts of the body. Mohs surgery is carried out to treat basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and types of melanoma.

How is Mohs Surgery carried out?

  • The surgeon removes a section of the visible cancer together with a thin layer of skin.
  • The skin is taken to the laboratory and examined under a microscope.
  • The skin is stained with dye, mapped and checked for the presence of additional cancer cells.
  • Any remaining cancer is located on the body and removed in another layer of tissue. The steps in the procedure are repeated until the final layer removed is confirmed to be cancer-free.

What are the chances of success with Mohs Surgery?
According to MedicineNet, Mohs surgery cure rates are reported to be as high as 96 to 99 percent. Mohs surgery allows the maximum removal of skin cancer cells while leaving healthy skin intact.

What surgeon performs Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon with expertise in dermatology, dermatologic surgery or dermatopathology and typically in a doctor’s office with a specialized Mohs surgery laboratory.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Mohs surgery lasts between 2 to 7 hours. Patients generally wait in the office while the tissue layer is examined. You will not know beforehand how long the procedure will take as it depends on how ex

Days admitted : None. Mohs surgery is carried out on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia at the site of the skin cancer.

Recovery : - Full recovery depends on the extent of the Mohs surgery and is typically between 2 and 4 weeks.
- Patients return to work and everyday light activities the day following Mohs surgery.

Risks : - Bleeding.
- Infection.
- Pain or numbness around the surgery site.
- Scarring.

After care : - Take pain relievers for mild to moderate pain.
- Avoid heavy lifting or straining for 1 to 3 weeks following Mohs surgery.
- Keep the surgery site dry for 24 hours following the Mohs surgery procedure.
- Avoid using make-up over the surgery site until healing is complete.

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