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' specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hinderks Davis's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hinderks Davis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology; he sees patients in Sun City, AZ. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Updegraff takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical 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. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. Dr. Carroll-Chen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Carroll-Chen 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's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Zell takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, and Anthem, AZ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Averitte at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Averitte attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barr takes. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Barr completed his residency training at Kingman Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is affiliated with Affiliated Dermatology and Banner Health.

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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 specialties are general surgery, pediatric dermatology, and dermatological immunology. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Juracek accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She trained at Rhode Island Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Travis Lam's specialties are general practice and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam takes. He obtained his medical school training at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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

Dr. James Barlow is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Surprise, AZ and Peoria, AZ. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Barlow attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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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 is a pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology specialist. Dr. Waddington is affiliated with Dermatology Specialists. He 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 the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Christine Lin is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Gilbert, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Anthem, AZ. She 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Lin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors.

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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 sees patients in Surprise, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Grant graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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.
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