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Mohs surgery is named after the surgeon, Dr. Frederic E. Mohs, who developed this innovative procedure. This precise form of skin cancer excision is the gold standard for the surgical removal of some of the most challenging skin malignancies.

Mohs surgery is best utilized for skin cancers located on the most sensitive regions of the body including such areas as the face, hands, feet and genitals. For these tumours, Mohs surgery achieves some of the highest cure rates currently attainable.  Studies have demonstrated Mohs surgery successfully eliminates non-melanoma skin cancers in 97 to 99% of patients treated.

Trust your skin cancer care to a dermatologist with fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery.  Dr. Chuck Lortie completed his specialty training at the University of Alberta.  In addition, he completed a fellowship in New York/New Jersey certified by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery.  Dr. Lortie is a double certified specialist in dermatology with both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and the American Board of Dermatology in the USA.  He is also a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.   Fellows who complete ACMS training experience a year of extensive, hands-on direction from highly qualified instructors. 

By choosing a Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, you can be assured that you will receive the highest standard of care and expertise.

Watch this video to learn why Mohs is the gold standard of skin cancer care:


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Years in Practice

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Number of Mohs Procedures Performed Annually


Number of Skin Cancers Removed Annually

*Numbers are approximate, based on average case loads historically anticipated per year.


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