Mohs Surgery

in The Villages FL

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating the two most common types of skin cancer today – basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. The procedure is done in stages, which include lab work, while the patient waits. This allows for the removal of all cancerous cells resulting in the highest possible cure rate. At the same time, because the surgery is done in stages, the Mohs Surgeon is able to spare healthy tissue leaving the smallest possible scar. Mohs micrographic surgery has been refined into the most advanced, precise and effective treatment for an increasing variety of skin cancer types.


Award-Winning Mohs Surgeon in The Villages Florida

Dermatologist The Villages FL Dr Johnny Gurgen

Top 1% of Mohs Surgeons Nationwide

Dr. Gurgen is double-certified in Mohs Micrographic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. Prior to establishing his practice, Dr. Gurgen worked exclusively as a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon where he performed thousands of Mohs Surgeries, placing him in the top 1% of all Mohs Surgeons in the nation.

Patients’ Choice Award 10 Years in a Row!

Dr. Gurgen is honored to be one of Florida’s Favorite Physicians. He has received the “Patients Choice Award” every year since 2012. Quality Measures and Patient Ratings are analyzed to determine the physicians admired most by their patients.

Most Compassionate Doctor Award

Received for “treating patients with the utmost kindness”, Dr. Johnny Gurgen has been awarded the “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” every year since 2012. 

On-Time Doctor Award

Reported by his patients, Dr. Johnny Gurgen received the “On-Time Doctor Award” for the shortest average wait time.

Other Awards

2008 “Intendis Research Award”
2008 “Fifth Annual North American Clinical Dermatologic Society Research Award”

If you are in need of Mohs Surgery in The Villages area, contact Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery today.

How Does Mohs Surgery Work?

During surgery, after the removal of tissue, the surgeon examines the tissue specimen for skin cancer cells while the patient waits. Each examination tells the surgeon where to remove tissue next. Mohs surgery allows for the removal of skin cancer with a very narrow surgical margin and a high cure rate. Because the Mohs procedure is micrographically controlled, it provides for precise removal of the cancerous tissue, while healthy tissue is spared.

Success Rate of Mohs Surgeons

Mohs surgery is very successful because it evaluates 100 percent of the surgical margins. During the process, skin cancer is surgically removed layer by layer and examined under a microscope by the Mohs Surgeon. This process is repeated until healthy, cancer-free tissue is reached (referred to as clear margins). Because the Mohs Surgeon is trained as a surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon, the success rate for Mohs Surgery is the highest among all treatments for skin cancer – up to 99%.

Advantages of Mohs Surgery Include:

  • Complete cancer removal during surgery, effectively eliminating the chance that the cancer may grow back
  • The amount of healthy tissue lost is minimized
  • The scarring resulting from surgery is minimized
  • The site of the cancer removal is often repaired the same day
  • Skin cancer is cured where other methods have failed

Other skin cancer treatment methods blindly estimate the amount of tissue to treat, which can result in removing too much healthy skin tissue, or not enough – resulting in cancer re-growth.

This is what our Patients have said about our Mohs Surgery Clinic in The Villages…

Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery, The Villages

5.0Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 698 Google reviews

Delores Germakian
3 months ago

They are extremely professional and thorough. It’s always a pleasure knowing that I won’t need to wait, you are taken at your appointment time or earlier.

Denise Saylor
3 months ago

We were new to this practice, recently moved from PA. Very pleasant experience. The front desk very friendly. Dr. Was very thorough. The best exam we have ever had at a dermatologist.

Joan Barringer
3 months ago

Been going to him for years he's a great doctor

Joy Cameron
3 months ago

This was my second visit to Dr. Gurgen's office in Leesburg. I found him and his staff to be very friendly and efficient as well as practicing safety protocols which instilled confidence. They explained the treatment plan in such a way that all questions were answered and in a way with which I felt comfortable. A patient can't ask for more than that.

Debbi Jones
3 months ago

I was a little nervous as this was my first visit, but Michaela and Molly made me put me at ease. They explained everything that was happening and constantly wanted to make sure I wasn't feeling any pain. Thank you.

Jay Neugebauer
3 months ago

Great friendly staff! Always good visits.

Neil McGowan
6 months ago

Doctor Gurgen and his brother Michael are fantastic in providing all the Dermatology Care you could possibly need. The entire staff are very professional and make you feel welcomed. Last year I had a spot on my leg, that to my untrained eye did not look like anything to worry about. During my office visit for a check-up, Michael did not like the way this area looked and decided to take a sample for a biopsy. His trained professional eye detected what was tested to be Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which thankfully was removed by Dr. Johnny Gurgen using the Mohs Surgical procedure. If left undetected this type cancer can be extremely problematic and even lethal. Michael also removes facial spots that may eventually turn cancerous if left ignored. I go for two visits per year and more often if necessary. I have complete faith in Doctor Gurgen, Michael, and the entire staff and highly recommend them to all for your Dermatology needs. God Bless !!!!!

Bill Excell
7 months ago

Dr. Gurgen is amazing. He's the only one I trust for MOHS surgery. Plus the staff is very friendly and supportive. Michael is outstanding. I've seen him for my six month checkups, and he keeps everything under control.

Ginger Storts
7 months ago

The staff is very friendly and professional. My husband and I have been patients of Michael for several years.

Ken Maher
7 months ago

The people at Lady Lake Dermatology are very friendly and helpful, they put you at ease and make the experience very easy. Dr Gurgen is a wonderful surgeon and also makes you feel very much at ease. All the people there including Michael are great. Thank you

Brian Mahoney
a year ago

I started out as a new patient about a year ago and I'm so happy to have found Dr. Gurgen and his wonderful staff. I returned for a scheduled check-up after a few needed procedures and all I can say is that Molly is great! I recommend this doctor and his associates to all who will listen.

sheri wetzel
11 months ago

I couldn't say enough of this great place... There was a mix up and they had to " fit ' me in and without hesitation and quite quickly I was seen.. The staff is excellent and I felt very at ease within the office. The Dr was fabulous made me feel comfortable and was easily understood.. He talked in terms I understood an what was going on in my situation and the remedies we could do..I am grateful I found this lady lake dermatology office what a blessing..10+ stars for everything.. Thank you so much all of you!!

Peggy Roberts
11 months ago

Very Happy with Lady Lake Dermatology. Got right in for my appointment. Saw Dr Johnny. He answered all my questions and took his time during my exam. Made a couple of recommendation for some problems I was having on my face. Everyone in the office was also very nice to work with.

Amy Ballot
a year ago

The brothers Gurgen are a great team. The office staff are responsive to calls and call back in a timely manner. I was on a wait list for an earlier appointment date, and they called me and got me in more than a week earlier. I went for an annual skin check and had an area of concern on my R arm. Taking the biopsy was quick and pain free. I highly recommend their practice for all your medical skin care needs.

Gregory Koon
a year ago

I was uncomfortable about having yet another Doctor cut pieces off of me yet again. Both the staff and the Dr. were very professional and took the time to answer my questions and clam my concerns. All in all they took very good care of me and I will recommend them to my parish. If there is any negative it would be the chairs in the waiting area, I have a very bad back ( not their fault ) and the chairs offered little to no support. Rev. Fr. G. Koon +

Carolyn Rowe
a year ago

I was so pleased after my first appointment! I had not been to a dermatologist for years, and was apprehensive about where to go/whom to see. After researching on-line, and based on reviews and credentials, I chose Dr. Gurgen's office at Lady Lake Dermatology. I am very glad that I did. From my initial contact with the receptionist, Mary, through to the exam with Mollie, the P.A., and her assistant, Mikaela, I felt comfortable with and confident about the level of care that I was receiving. Thank you!

Paul Englund
a year ago

I was greeted with friendly staff, and was taken in over two hours before my appointment. The receptionist helped me with the paperwork needed for new patients. Very kind lady. Then Miss Mollie and her assistant took me into the exam room and treated me for my viral wart on my foot. Asked me if I had any questions, and they answered them right away. Then offered a referral to get a couple of troubling toenails looked at by a specialist. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. I thank all of them there. Uncle Paul.

Judy Sager
2 years ago

Great experience. Office staff was friendly and welcoming. I was seen right away. PAC was knowledgeable, thorough and informative. Gentle with biopsies, and answered all questions and concerns. Didn't have to come back for a second visit after initial evaluation. Took care of things right away. Recommend them highly.

Thomas Carlyon
a year ago

I had MOHS surgery last week at the Lady Lake Office. Every one of the staff there, including Dr. Gurgan, were professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I liked that they provided me with written instructions for post-op care as well as a name and phone number of who to call if I had complications on the weekend.

Jack Twiggs
11 months ago

All of the staff at Lady Lake Dermatology are friendly and very attentive. The medical staff are dedicated professionals. Each of my several experiences there have been outstanding.