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Dr. Antoanella Calame, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 104
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Antoanella Calame works as a dermatopathologist in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Calame has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dean of Student's Award-UCSD School of Medicine; Summa Cum Laude-California Lutheran University; and Dermatologist Section Chair-Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr. Calame (or staff) speaks Romanian and Spanish. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Calame's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Dermabrasion, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $885 - $1,398
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627 - $1,035
Dr. Mehrdad Mark Mofid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4150 Regents Park Row; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Mofid's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Mofid's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Mofid has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mofid is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Salvatore John Pacella III, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Salvatore Pacella is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pacella average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Pacella is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pacella's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Pacella is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Roy Cohen, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4510 Executive Drive; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cohen sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Brook Lucien Brouha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 104
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Brook Brouha is a dermatopathology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brouha include skin issues. Dr. Brouha is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Brouha welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks French.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $902
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $461
Dr. Ross Rudolph, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ross Rudolph is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Rudolph's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Rudolph is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Rudolph is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rudolph's office for an appointment. Dr. Rudolph's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Saad, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Saad's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Saad include snoring, head and neck cancer surgery, and sinus surgery. Dr. Saad is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Saad has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinctions: NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases; NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases Read more; and San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Saad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Nose Surgery, Surfer's Ear, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Shane Hamman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 202
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hamman, who practices in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hamman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Hamman's clinical interests encompass skin issues and mohs surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamman is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $900 - $1,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499 - $909
Dr. Arisa Elena Ortiz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arisa Ortiz is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortiz include rosacea, restylane, and laser surgery. She is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Ortiz is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Kevin Kolstad, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
4150 Regents Park Row; Suite 325
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Kolstad is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolstad accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kolstad completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5222 Balboa Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Martin's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Martin completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Martin is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $840 - $1,344
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $663 - $1,079
Dr. Kristen Anne Richards, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 460
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Richards practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include lipoma excision, tattoo removal, and radiesse. Dr. Richards honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Richards completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 241
  • Charge (avg.): $1,004 - $1,608
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $688 - $1,104
Dr. Daniel Ethan Zelac, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Zelac's specialty is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelac include facial problems, mole removal, and acne. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Zelac attended Temple University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Acne, Restylane, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Hubert T Greenway Jr., MD
Specializes in Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Greenway is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of skin issues and mohs surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Greenway attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenway takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 1,212
  • Charge (avg.): $1,486 - $2,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $1,012
Dr. Seaver Lee Soon, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Seaver Soon, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin issues, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Soon takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soon has an open panel. He attended medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Soon has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Soon (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

Dr. Azadeh R Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Azadeh Shirazi is a physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shirazi include dermabrasion, laser skin surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Shirazi has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shirazi accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirazi is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Shirazi's training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Shirazi speaks Persian. Dr. Shirazi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Shirazi's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Laser Skin Surgery, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

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What is Mohs 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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