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There is an epidemic of skin cancer in the world, and South Africa is no exception. Although the most dangerous skin cancer is malignant melanoma, the most common ones are known as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, collectively known as non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). 

The gold standard surgical method worldwide for the most effective removal of skin cancer is a technique called Mohs Micrographic Surgery (“Mohs” refers to the surname of the doctor who first practiced it). What is Mohs Surgery?

Under our Patient Information section we have some very informative documents and videos such as this Educational Video about Mohs Surgery.

What is critical about skin cancer is that you must get rid of it completely,

so that it can’t recur

Mohs Excision Of Tumour

Histological examination of 100% complete tumour margin with same day frozen sections.

Repair of the defect

Mohs surgery is the ideal skin cancer surgery, because the dermatologist performing the Mohs surgery, removes as little healthy tissue as possible while minimising the risk of the cancer recurring. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is cost effective because the excisions are performed under a local anaesthetic in a procedure room. Read more about how this Mohs Surgery procedure is performed at the Club Surgical Center in Hazelwood, South Africa.

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Outcomes of Mohs Micrographic Surgery

BACKGROUND The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) International Traveling Mentorship Program
(ITMP) has initiated an International Mohs Fellowship Recognition Program, with 3 centers accredited to date.
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the outcomes of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) at the three units.
METHODS From patient files, we extracted demographic information, as well as tumor type, location of
tumor, tumor histology, stages of MMS, and outcomes.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“Hiermee wil ek my opregte dank oordra aan een en elkeen van die Geneeshere en Verpleeg Personeel wat my so goed behandel het.  Vir my was dit ‘n ongelooflike ervaring om in die sorg van al die  toegewyde en omgee Mediese personeel te wees.

Dr. Pieter en Dr. Japie u is die BESTE – Dankie!!!

Dear Dr Pieter and all your staff

I would like to thank you all for the very professional yet friendly manner in which I was treated from the minute I set foot into the Centre. I was filled with pride to think South Africa was up to the standard of other countries. You hear so many negative stories about our country and the nursing staff etc. Well The Club Surgical Centre is in a class of its own and yet truly South African – something that you all should be very, very proud of. At my age one likes to know exactly what is being done etc. and I sure was informed each step of the way, by all.

The staff on the 3rd Floor were amazing – helpful, kind hearted and friendly not only to me but I could hear them encouraging and informing other patients in the Recliner Ward. The vibe in the theatre was so calm and caring – Doctor the way you spoke to your nurse – Precious – Patience – Prudence, was great.

The second stage of the day I was greeted by the most friendly Anaesthetist who chatted about family etc. and put me at complete ease and also Dr Japie who was a man of few words but promised he would be doing a “good Job”. I also applaud you and your staff for reaching out to your workers.

Saskia I appreciated your guidance with testing for Covid etc so that I did not run around looking for a place to be tested and then your patience with my questions. I appreciated your pop in to share that I would be taken in shortly and that things were a little behind.

It truly was a “pleasant experience” and Doctor I can say “your son is safe going to Menlo Hoërskool” hehe just as you said he would be.

I wish you every success for the future and you will be highly recommended by me to all.

Ek het nie genoeg woorde om vir jou en jou span, BAAAIE DANKIE te se vir AL julle liefde, omgee, hulp en geduld met my gister nie.
Julle het die BERG waarvoor ek glad nie kans gesien het nie, gehelp uitklim en so maklik gemaak.

Ek is vandag weer 100 persent reg. Baie dankie vir ALLES!

On a positive note, I wanted to thank you and all the other staff for the exceptional service. The whole process was an absolute pleasure — the warmth and competence of all the staff was much appreciated.

Ek wil net vir ieder en elk baie dankie sê vir die manier waarop julle my hanteer en laat voel het met my operasie.

In my hele lewe het ek nooit gedink dat daar nog mense is wat soveel omgee vir ander nie. Van ek Dinsdag oggend daar ingestap het tot ek weer daar uit is het ek so spesiaal gevoel en nie net soos nog n nommer nie.

Dan aan Saskia, ‘n baie spesiale dankie. Sy is n juweel wat elke persoon waarmee sy in kontak kom so gerus laat voel dat jy geen vrees het vir wat kom nie.

Nogmaals baie, baie dankie – julle is die beste!

Ek wil ook graag gebruik maak van die geleentheid om almal by die praktyk te komplementeer op die uiters professionele en terselfdertyd warm en persoonlike manier waarop ek ontvang en behandel is. Julle kry dit reg om die balans te handhaaf tussen professionaliteit en toegeneë vriendelikheid, wat ‘n pasiënt buitengewoon op sy gemak laat voel. Baie dankie!

Hats off to Club Surgical Centre

Ek wil graag vir u die geskenkie gee as ‘n blywende herhindering aan die vrou wat u met oop arms ontvang het en gehelp het.  My letsel sal ek met eerbied dra want u het my kanker vry gemaak.

Ek is u ewig dankbaar.

This clinic and all it’s staff is top notch. Dr Pieter takes a personal interest in every patient. Dr Johan De Wet did the best surgical work assisted by both Saskia and Dr Pieter du Plessis. You are treated with dignity and respect and are kept informed every step of the way. Thank you so much to all for making this process both a pleasure and life changing. Sincerest Regards,

Goeie dag Ilze en span dokters/personeel

Baie baie dankie vir die wonderlike diens en aandag wat ek ontvang het op die 9 Julie daar by julle pragtige netjiese hospitaal.

Die vriendelike ontvangs van die ontvangs personeel daar onder waar alles begin,

Die vriendelike suster wat my op geneem het,en my gemaklik gemaak het,en ook dankie vir suster Annecke vir die Covid kielie in my neus,

Ilze dankie vir jou proffesionele aandag en terugvoer aangaande die hele proses.(tot en met op die teater bed)

Baie dankie vir julle goeie werk in die teater Dr de Wet/Dr du Plessis /Ilze

Ek is trots op julle en bou so voort

Al wat ek kan sê: “so moet n span saam werk”

Nogmaals baie baie dankie ek is ‘n ander mens

Dankbaar – Lourens van Rensburg

May God bless all of you for all the care and input in getting me to this point there is only gratitude and thanks to all and the Lord for putting the right people in my life.

Michelle Oberholzer

During my consultation with Dr Pieter du Plessis I realised that I was a patient who urgently needs therapy. As he proceeded explaining the Mohs procedure with the high success rate it offers as a positive prognosis, ….. I realised and discovered that I am privileged to become part and parcel of a global enterprise of successful oncological healing of skin cancer specifically.

I am myself grateful to Dr Pieter du Plessis and the team of his College for his treatment and repair of my skin.

PROF HERMAN A LOMBARD

Dr P du Plessis en Dr J de Wet

Op 5 Junie 2018 het julle my vrou opereer en ʼn velprobleem op haar gesig herstel.

Hiermee wil ek julle opreg bedank vir die mooi manier waarop julle opgetree het. Dit was ʼn voorreg om daar te wees en baie dankie vir julle tegemoetkoming met die rekening.

Julle was werklik menslik en ek wil julle daarvoor eer.

Nogmaals dankie

Dr P du Plessis en Dr J de Wet

My contact and eventual treatment for skin cancer by Mohs surgery need to be told and made know to a greater audience than Dr Pieter du Plessis’s …