We found 7 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Silver near Peoria, AZ.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6525 W Sack Drive; Suite 307
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Julio Hernandez's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Anthony John Petelin, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
18699 N 67th Avenue; Suite 20
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Anthony Petelin is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Petelin an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Petelin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Robert Updegraff, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Allergy & Immunology
1300 N 103rd Avenue; Suite 60
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Bryan Updegraff specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Updegraff at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Updegraff accepts. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13943 N 91st Avenue; Building C101
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Deborah Zell's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Zell completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zell accepts.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13090 N. 94th Drive; Suite 101
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. James Barlow practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Barlow attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Barlow is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9191 W Thunderbird Road; Suite D101
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Vernon Mackey works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Peoria, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Mackey is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackey accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
18699 N 67th Avenue; Suite 20
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. James Young practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

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What is MOHS-Micrographic Surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical treatment for skin cancer that was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s. It is the most effective technique for removing the most common types of skin cancer. For the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs has a 98-99% cure rate. The remarkable thing about Mohs is that it manages to be extremely good at removing all of the cancer cells while at the same time leaving behind most of the healthy tissue, so there is a smaller wound. This makes the procedure safer, speeds up the the recovery time, and minimizes scarring.

During Mohs surgery, skin around the cancer site is mapped out and removed in thin layers. Then each layer is examined under a microscope for cancer cells, while the surgery is in progress. If cancer cells are detected, the surgery continues and another layer is removed. If the skin is clear, the surgery can be stopped. This eliminates the guesswork for surgeons. There is no need to estimate the borders or roots of the cancer and no need to remove a margin of healthy tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

Even though Mohs has a high cure rate, is safer than other treatments, and takes less tissue, not every skin cancer is treated with Mohs. First, Mohs takes quite a bit longer than traditional surgery because each layer of skin must be carefully cut, prepped, and examined. It is also more expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. In addition, for smaller or less aggressive cancers that are easier to treat, the cure rate for non-Mohs treatments is close to that of Mohs; thus, the extra time and cost of Mohs might not be justified. Other kinds of skin cancer, such as melanoma, are hard to see under a microscope. Since melanoma is so dangerous, Mohs has traditionally not been used to treat it, as there is too much risk for missed cancer cells being left behind in the body. However, recent developments in stains (which make cancer cells more visible under a microscope) may change the role of Mohs in melanoma treatment.

Mohs microsurgery has changed the way doctors treat skin cancer in the past 80 years, and it continues to gain in popularity as it increases the effectiveness and safety of skin cancer treatment.
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