We found 13 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Sun City West, AZ.

Dr. Betty Ann Hinderks Davis, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14420 W Meeker Boulevard; Building A Suite 104
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Betty Hinderks Davis specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Sun City West, AZ. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Hinderks Davis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Hinderks Davis is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, and Banner Health Center.

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

Dr. Patricia Carroll-Chen specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Sun City, AZ. Her professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Dr. Carroll-Chen obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, and Anthem, AZ. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and Banner Health. Dr. Averitte accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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 works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, Surprise, AZ, and Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Barr graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kingman Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and Affiliated Dermatology.

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

Dr. Travis Lam's areas of specialization are general practice and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Lam is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14800 W. Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 160
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. James Barlow practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Surprise, AZ and Peoria, AZ. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Barlow trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Dr. Updegraff obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Updegraff accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zell takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Zell attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gary Waddington specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Waddington is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Waddington attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Dermatology Specialists.

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

Dr. Christine Lin is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Gilbert, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Anthem, AZ. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Lin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14506 West Granite Valley Drive; Suite 206
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Katharine Cordova's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Cordova is professionally affiliated with Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Cordova honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Lynn Juracek works as a general surgeon, pediatric dermatologist, and dermatological immunologist in Surprise, AZ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Juracek is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Juracek trained at Ochsner Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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 pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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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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