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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 Surgery (“Mohs” refers to the surname of the doctor who first practiced it).

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 specialist performing the Mohs surgery, removes as little healthy tissue as possible while minimising the risk of the cancer recurring. Mohs surgery is cost effective because the excisions are performed under a local anaesthetic in a procedure room.



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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Op 5 Junie 2018 het julle my vrou opereer en ‘n velprobleem op haar gesig herstel. Hiermee wil ek julle opreg bedank vir die mooi manier …

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 …

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

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.


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