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We found 8 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Silver near Peoria, AZ.

Dr. Julio Hernandez, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6525 W Sack Drive; Suite 307
Glendale, AZ
 

Dr. Julio Hernandez is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Casa Grande, AZ. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include skin cancer. He is affiliated with Integrated Medical Services (IMS) and Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Bryan Updegraff's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Updegraff include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Updegraff at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Updegraff takes. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Updegraff trained at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14155 N 83rd Avenue; Suite 110
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Deborah Zell is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Goodyear, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Peoria, AZ. Her areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. Dr. Zell is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Zell attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zell honors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

Dr. Artthapol Tanphaichitr, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13660 N 94th Drive; Suite C-2
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Artthapol Tanphaichitr sees patients in Peoria, AZ, Goodyear, AZ, and Sun City West, AZ. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Tanphaichitr's areas of clinical interest consist of cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tanphaichitr is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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

Dr. Anthony Petelin is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Petelin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13090 N 94th Drive; Suite 160
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. James Barlow is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Surprise, AZ, Peoria, AZ, and Surpirise, AZ. Dr. Barlow's clinical interests include nail issues, nail surgery, and cosmetic skin treatment. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Barlow attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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

Dr. Vernon Mackey is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Peoria, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackey include academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Mackey studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mackey honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Young is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Chandler, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Gilbert, AZ. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Young completed his residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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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.