Mohs Surgery-facts
Skin Cancer-facts
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Mohs Surgery is widely practiced in the USA and Australasia for the management of skin cancers. Mohs Surgery now forms an important part of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the management of skin cancer. are a group of dermatologists in the UK who are trained in Mohs Surgery and are responsible for the implentation of the NICE guidelines within their regions
Mohs surgery is regarded as the definitive treatment for Basal Cell Skin Cancers (also known as BCCs and rodent ulcers). Mohs Micrographic Technique provides the best validated method of removal of these and certain other skin cancers.

BCCs are very rarely fatal but their effective management is important since if left they can be extremely damaging. Mohs Surgery has been validated at providing the most effective treatment for these tumours.

Dr Stephen Keohane BSc(Hons) MB BS FRCP

Dr Keohane is a Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Drector of The Portsmouth Dermatology Centre which is the site of the Southern Mohs Service. He trained in Mohs Surgery and Dermatological Surgery in Seattle, Charleston and San Diego USA and in the UK. He is a Fellow of The American Society of Mohs Surgery and participates in its quality assurance scheme. Dr Keohane is responsible for the training of dermatological surgery in Wessex and runs a research progamme on the treatment and diagnosis of skin cancers.
Dr Keohane practices at the Portsmouth Dermatology Centre, BUPA Hospital Portsmouth, The Yew Tree Clinic near Southampton and The Petersfield Hospital
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Dr Irshad Zaki BMed Sci BM BS FRCP

I am a consultant Dermatologist at the Heart of England Foundation Trust and at BUPA Parkway Hospital. I provide a regional frozen section Mohs’ micrographic surgery service which attracts referrals from throughout the midlands. Along with general dermatology, my other areas of expertise include laser therapy.


I am the current chairman of the regional cancer network and serve on several national committees. I am also an invited faculty member to teach on national courses on skin surgery and laser therapy.  

Useful links:
American Society of Mohs Surgery
British Association of Dermatologists
British Society of Dermatology Surgery
General Information on dermatology and skin cancer


South: Dr Stephen Keohane

Midlands Dr Irshad Zaki

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