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We found 12 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Duane Cole Whitaker, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5150 E Glenn Street
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Duane Whitaker is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. He is especially interested in academic dermatology, nail surgery, and skin cancer. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health and Banner - University Medicine. Dr. Whitaker obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Whitaker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology

Dr. Gerald Norman Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5150 E Glenn Street
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Gerald Goldberg is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldberg at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Goldberg attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bishr Ahmad Al Dabagh, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1595 East River Road; Suite 201
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Bishr Al Dabagh is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Al Dabagh attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of nail surgery, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. Patients gave Dr. Al Dabagh an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: AOA, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Al Dabagh's hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Hurley Medical Center, and Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Weimin Katherine Hu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2732 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Weimin Hu sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Her medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Hu performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Dr. Nathalie Charlotte Zeitouni, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3838 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Nathalie Zeitouni is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. These areas are among her clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail surgery, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Zeitouni honors Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Zeitouni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Zeitouni's professional affiliations include Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and Sisters of Charity Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1595 E River Road; Suite 151
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. John Chen sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of China Medical University. Dr. Chen's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5150 E Glenn Street
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Sarah Schram's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. In Dr. Schram's practice, she is particularly interested in academic dermatology, birthmark, and cosmetic skin treatment. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5700 E Pima Street; Suite I
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Ronald Mann's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1595 E River Road; Suite 201
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Sheftel works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Sheftel is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheftel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher William Weyer, DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
698 E Wetmore Road; Suite 310
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Weyer's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weyer include birthmark, nail surgery, and cosmetic skin treatment. Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weyer honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Weyer attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6296 E Grant Road; Suite 180
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jason Dupont is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dupont performed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6565 E Carondelet Drive; Suite 145
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Tracey Newlove is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Newlove is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.