What is Mohs surgery?
- Mohs surgery is a specialized procedure for the removal of skin cancers, involving the precise removal and examination of layers of tissue until no cancerous cells remain, while preserving healthy tissue.
Why choose Mohs surgery?
- Highest cure rate: Mohs surgery offers the highest rate of cure for skin cancers – up to 99% even when other treatments have failed.
- Complete margin evaluation: Mohs surgery is a highly specialized technique that allows for inspection of 100% of the surgical margin around a skin cancer. Other treatment options, such as standard surgery, evaluate less than 1% of the surgical margin.
- The smallest wound: There is no guesswork involved in Mohs surgery. Your surgery can be tailored to your specific skin cancer. This allows your Mohs surgeon to remove all cancerous tissue while preserving as much normal skin as possible. This, combined with Dr. Lacy’s extensive training in reconstructive surgery, helps to achieve the most appealing cosmetic result.
What we offer
- With the benefit of our onsite, state-of-the-art laboratory, many biopsy results performed within our Mohs surgery unit are available the same day of your visit.
- For certain skin cancers and other benign growths, we are able to offer same-day treatment.
- As a skin cancer specialist, Dr. Lacy is also able to offer skin cancer screenings and evaluation of lesions of concern.
- At Davie Dermatology, we offer screening, diagnosis, and treatment of all forms of skin cancer all under one roof.
How do I schedule an appointment?
- Appointments for Mohs surgery with Dr. Lacy require both a diagnosis of a skin cancer and a referral from your current provider. Please contact our office at 336-940-2407 for more information.
- If you have a worrisome skin lesion or desire a skin cancer screening with Dr. Lacy or one of our other outstanding providers, please contact our office at 336-940-2407
Our Mohs Surgeon: Dr. Lacy
We are pleased to announce Frank “Tony” Lacy, M.D. has joined Davie Dermatology & The Med Spa as our in-office Mohs surgeon.
Dr. Lacy is a proud native of the state of West Virginia. He completed his Bachelor’s in Honors Biology at West Virginia University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and as a member of Mountain honorary. After undergraduate, Tony enrolled at West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed his medical degree in 2018. While in medical school, Dr. Lacy was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha as a 3rd year medical student and was voted by his peers into the Gold Humanism Honors Society while graduating at the top of his class. Following residency and serving as Chief Resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Lacy completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at Zitelli & Brodland Skin Cancer Center, regarded by many as the top fellowship training program in the country. During his rigorous fellowship year, Dr. Lacy received extensive hands-on training in Mohs Micrographic surgery and complex surgical reconstruction from Dr. John A. Zitelli and Dr. David G. Brodland, both former presidents of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Within the field of Mohs surgery and dermatologic oncology, Dr. Lacy has published numerous articles related to the diagnosis and management of skin cancers and has presented at local, regional and national meetings. His clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of skin cancers.