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We found 14 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Sun City West, AZ.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14420 W Meeker Boulevard; Building A Suite 104
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Betty Hinderks Davis is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hinderks Davis include cosmetic skin treatment. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hinderks Davis accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hinderks Davis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment

Dr. Bryan Robert Updegraff, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14506 W Granite Valley Drive
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Bryan Updegraff is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in Sun City, AZ and Sun City West, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Updegraff include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Updegraff is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Updegraff trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for his residency. He is 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 Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14420 W Meeker Boulevard; Building A Suite 104
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Joshua Tournas works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tournas include birthmark, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Tournas is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14506 W Granite Valley Drive; Suite 205
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Katharine Cordova is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Cordova performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cordova include nail issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13640 N 99th Avenue; Suite 300
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Patricia Carroll-Chen sees patients in Sun City, AZ. Her medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Carroll-Chen's clinical interests include skin cancer. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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Specializes in General Surgery, Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14510 West Shumway Drive; Suite 101
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Lynn Juracek works as a general surgeon, pediatric dermatologist, and dermatological immunologist in Surprise, AZ and Sun City West, AZ. Dr. Juracek's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14506 W Granite Valley Drive; Suite 205
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Deborah Zell is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Goodyear, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Peoria, AZ. These areas are among her clinical interests: nail issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Zell attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Zell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Zell's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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

Dr. Artthapol Tanphaichitr, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14506 W Granite Valley Drive; Suite 205
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Artthapol Tanphaichitr's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tanphaichitr include cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Tanphaichitr accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14800 West Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 160
Surpirise, AZ
 

Dr. James Barlow is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Surprise, AZ, Peoria, AZ, and Surpirise, AZ. Dr. Barlow is especially interested in nail issues, nail surgery, and cosmetic skin treatment. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Barlow's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is 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 Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Allergy & Immunology
14239 W Bell Road; Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Gary Waddington's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. He is affiliated with Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Waddington graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at Letterman Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Waddington is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Dr. Richard L Averitte Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13995 W. Statler Boulevard; Suite 150
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Richard Averitte's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Averitte average 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Averitte accepts. Dr. Averitte is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. Jason Arthur Barr, DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13995 W. Statler Boulevard; Suite 150
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Jason Barr is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ, Anthem, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Barr average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barr include skin issues. Dr. Barr is affiliated with Affiliated Dermatology and Banner Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barr attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kingman Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13995 W. Statler Boulevard; Suite 150
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Christine Lin specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Scottsdale, AZ, Anthem, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatological Immunology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Allergy & Immunology
14239 W Bell Road; Suite 101
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Grant is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. He works in Surprise, AZ. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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.