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

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

Dr. Betty Hinderks Davis is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hinderks Davis takes. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Hinderks Davis performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Hinderks Davis's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in general surgery, pediatric dermatology, and dermatological immunology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Juracek 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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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 specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Updegraff at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Updegraff accepts. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency.

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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. Dr. Averitte graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Averitte is affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Katharine Cordova works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Cordova is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program.

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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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Zell completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zell accepts.

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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 is a pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology specialist. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Waddington honors Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: 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, who practices in Gilbert, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Anthem, AZ, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Banner Health. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Barlow attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Barlow 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 specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Barr has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barr honors. Before performing his residency at Kingman Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Barr attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Affiliated Dermatology and 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 studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency.

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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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