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We found 13 providers matching Mohs surgery and who accept Medicare near La Jolla, CA.

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

Dr. Antoanella Calame is a specialist in dermatopathology. She works in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Calame (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Calame's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Patients rated Dr. Calame highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: Dean of Student's Award-UCSD School of Medicine; Summa Cum Laude-California Lutheran University; and Dermatologist Section Chair-Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr. Calame is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $885 - $1,398
  • Medicare Cost: $627 - $1,035
Dr. Brook Lucien Brouha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 104
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Brook Brouha is a dermatopathology specialist in La Jolla, CA and Poway, CA. Dr. Brouha is especially interested in skin issues. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing 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), Dr. Brouha attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brouha is conversant in French.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $902
  • Medicare Cost: $461
Dr. John J Saad, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Saad specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Saad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Areas of particular interest 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. Dr. Saad attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases; NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases Read more; and San Diego Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Michael Hamman works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Hamman's clinical interests encompass skin issues and mohs surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hamman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $900 - $1,420
  • Medicare Cost: $499 - $909
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. Dr. Greenway is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Greenway completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In his practice, Dr. Greenway focuses on skin issues and mohs surgery. Dr. Greenway accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Greenway welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 1,212
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,486 - $2,944
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $1,012
Dr. Seaver Lee Soon, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Seaver Soon is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Soon (or staff) speaks Mandarin and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: skin issues, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Soon obtained his medical school training at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 297
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,471 - $2,889
  • Medicare Cost: $456 - $924
Dr. Daniel Ethan Zelac, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Zelac practices dermatology (skin disorders) in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Zelac completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include skin issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and mohs surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Zelac has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 288
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,486 - $2,944
  • Medicare Cost: $532 - $986
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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5222 Balboa Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Martin's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include skin issues. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Martin graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Martin honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $840 - $1,344
  • Medicare Cost: $663 - $1,079
Dr. Kristen Anne Richards, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 460
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Richards is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: skin issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and mohs surgery. Dr. Richards is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Richards studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Richards trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,004 - $1,608
  • Medicare Cost: $688 - $1,104
Dr. Leslie Alison Mark, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Mark is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in skin issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Mark graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mark has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $840 - $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $910
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Specializes in Dermatology
5222 Balboa Street; Floor 6
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anne Truitt sees patients in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Truitt is especially interested in skin issues. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Truitt attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,213 - $1,928
  • Medicare Cost: $590 - $1,006
Dr. Christopher V Crosby, MD, PhD
Specializes in Dermatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Crosby is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. Dr. Crosby accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Medicare. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 354
  • Uninsured Cost: $727 - $1,225
  • Medicare Cost: $575 - $991
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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5222 Balboa Avenue; Sixth Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Dale Martin's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martin is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $840 - $1,344
  • Medicare Cost: $588 - $1,004

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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.