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Dr. Lorrie Jan Klein, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
30201 Golden Lantern; Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA

Dr. Lorrie Klein practices dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Laguna Niguel, CA. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Glenn Ivan D O Goldberg, DO
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
31852 Coast Highway; Suite 300
Laguna Beach, CA

Dr. Glenn Goldberg is a specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Laguna Beach, CA. Dr. Goldberg attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.