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' specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hinderks Davis average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Hinderks Davis attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her 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 physician who specializes in general surgery, pediatric dermatology, and dermatological immunology. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Juracek accepts Medicare insurance.

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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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Updegraff graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Updegraff is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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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 Surprise, AZ. Patients rated Dr. Averitte highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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 medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Cordova performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She is professionally 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. Deborah Zell is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zell studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Zell is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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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 practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology in Surprise, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Waddington is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Waddington 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 skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Lin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She is professionally 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, who practices in Surprise, AZ and Peoria, AZ, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Barlow is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He 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, Gilbert, AZ, and Anthem, AZ. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barr accepts. 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 pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology specialist in Surprise, AZ. Dr. Grant's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and 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.