Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Welcome to Sutton Skin Cancer Center’s Mohs Information Page!

Use the information portal to prepare for your upcoming surgery. Learn what to expect before, during and after Mohs surgery through our portal resources. If any questions arise during review, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the day of your scheduled surgery!

Leigh Sutton, MD

Leigh Sutton, MD

Sutton Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Leigh Sutton, a Lincoln native, graduated from Pius X High School. At Creighton University she graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with Distinction, receiving her M.D. degree. While attending UNMC she was elected President of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. Her dermatology residency was completed at Baylor Scott & White Health, where she served as Chief Resident and also was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at Baylor in Houston.

Dr. Sutton sees patients of all ages for their medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs. Dr. Leigh Sutton is board-certified in dermatology and board-certified in Mohs micrographic surgery.

Elizabeth Sutton, MD

Elizabeth Sutton, MD

Sutton Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Sutton, M.D. is a Lincoln native. She is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sutton Dermatology. 

Dr. Sutton completed her dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she served as Chief Resident. At Mayo Clinic she received the Harold O. Perry Award for Scholastic Achievement, awarded only eight times in the last twenty years. After residency she completed a rigorous year-long fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery in Indianapolis, under the instruction of Dr. C William Hanke, former president of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Sutton completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she graduated with High Distinction. While attending UNMC she served as President of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society and President of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is a proud Husker and went to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she graduated from the Honors Program and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is a graduate of Pius X High School.

She is married and has two children. She enjoys going on walks on the Lincoln trail system and playing golf and tennis with her family. 

Dr. Sutton sees patients of all ages for their medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs.




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  • Book your stay
  • Prepare for surgery
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  • Surgical procedure
  • Examination of tissue
  • Duration of surgery
  • Rate of cure



  • Wound care instructions
  • When to call your doctor
  • Scar care & FAQ
  • Scar treatment
Frederic Edward Mohs, MD

Frederic Edward Mohs, MD

History of Mohs

micrographic surgery

Mohs surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the two most common types of skin cancer. During surgery, the surgeon can see where the cancer stops. This isn’t possible with other types of treatment for skin cancer. Mohs allows the removal of all cancerous cells for the highest cure rate while sparing healthy tissue and leaving the smallest possible scar.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, Mohs began as a technique called chemosurgery, developed by Frederic E. Mohs, MD, in the late 1930s. In the mid 1960s, Perry Robins, MD, studied the procedure with Dr. Mohs, and recognized that it had great potential for the field of dermatology. He brought the technique to NYU, where he established the first fellowship training program to teach dermatologists the skin cancer surgery process. Dr. Robins helped advance the procedure into what is now called Mohs surgery and went on to teach and promote it around the world.


Nouri K, Patel AR, et al. “Mohs micrographic surgery.” In: Nouri K. Skin Cancer. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., China, 2008:482-490.

Walker E, Mann M, et al. “Rapid visualization of nonmelanoma skin cancer.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb;76(2):209-16.

Skin Cancer Foundation


At Sutton Dermatology we have 10 surgical suites at three different locations for dermatologic procedures, skin cancer excisions, and Mohs micrographic surgery. We have two onsite histology labs that allow us to process the tissue for Mohs surgery efficiently. This all allows for surgical removal, verified clear margins, and closure on the same day. This leads to maximum cost savings for our patients.


When choosing a Mohs micrographic surgeon, it is important that your surgeon has undergone an accredited Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship. Both of our Mohs surgeons, Dr. Leigh Sutton and Dr. Elizabeth Sutton, completed accredited Mohs Micrographic Surgery fellowships after their dermatology residencies. They are both double Board Certified in Dermatology and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery.

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