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We found 11 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Sun City West, AZ.

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

Dr. Bryan Updegraff practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology in Sun City, AZ. Dr. Updegraff is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Updegraff honors. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Updegraff trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Hinderks Davis attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, pediatric dermatology, and dermatological immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Juracek takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency.

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

Dr. Katharine Cordova's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Cordova is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. She takes Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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

Dr. Deborah Zell's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Dr. Zell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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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 practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is affiliated with Banner Health. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Averitte completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Averitte accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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, who practices in Surprise, AZ and Phoenix, AZ, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. He is professionally affiliated with Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Waddington is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James Barlow's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barlow accepts. Dr. Barlow is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Christine Lin's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Lin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is 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's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His professional affiliations include Affiliated Dermatology and Banner Health. Dr. Barr graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kingman Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Dr. Barr's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. 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.