Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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The procedure was developed by Frederick Mohs in the 1930s and was appropriately named chemosurgery by its inventor because of the chemical interaction between zinc chloride and human tissue. In the 1980s the American College of Chemosurgery changed its name to the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most effective treatment for skin cancer available, with a 98% success rate. During the Mohs procedure, Dr. Tracy Campbell expertly removes small layers of tissue. Each layer is “mapped” so the cancer cells’ exact locations are pinpointed and all of the skin cancer can be removed, both what is visible to the eye and what is underneath the surface, while leaving the smallest defect possible.

What to expect after Mohs surgery

After the skin cancer has been removed, Dr. Campbell utilizes precise reconstructive methods to cosmetically minimize scarring, for an aesthetically-pleasing outcome. The Mohs procedure itself is designed to minimize tissue excised due to the small surgical margin of one millimeter, therefore naturally leading to less scarring. 99% of Mohs closures are performed immediately after the surgery by Dr. Campbell herself for the most cosmetically pleasing outcome.

Dr. Tracy Campbell

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship Trained in Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of the American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Chicago Magazine Top Doctor for Cancer 2017, 2019 & 2020


It is with great pride we announce that Dr. Tracy Campbell was listed as a Top Cancer Doctor in Chicago Magazine’s January 2017, 2019, and 2020 edition! Dr. Campbell is known for being an expert mohs micrographic surgeon delivering exceptional medical and aesthetic results for all her patients. She also sees General Dermatology and Cosmetic patients at CCSD once a month. If you are looking to schedule mohs surgery with one of Chicago’s best and most experienced cancer fighters, call today to set up your appointment. Our caring and supportive staff are here to help!

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