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

Dr. Antoanella Calame practices dermatopathology in Poway, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Calame include warts, dermabrasion, and moles. Patient ratings for Dr. Calame average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Calame 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 the following foreign languages: Romanian and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Calame is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Mofid's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mofid welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mofid attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mofid has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pacella is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pacella include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Pacella takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Pacella's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cohen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the following distinction: 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: 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 specialist in dermatopathology. He works in La Jolla, CA and Poway, CA. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brouha include skin issues. Dr. Brouha takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Brouha speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Rudolph's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Rudolph's professional affiliations include 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 studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rudolph's training includes a residency program 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. Michael Shane Hamman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 202
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hamman sees patients in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His clinical interests encompass skin issues and mohs surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Hamman obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Hamman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $900 - $1,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499 - $909
Dr. John J Saad, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Saad is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Saad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His clinical interests include snoring, head and neck cancer surgery, and sinus surgery. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saad's distinctions include: NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases; NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases Read more; and San Diego Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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. Arisa Elena Ortiz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arisa Ortiz is a surgical dermatologist. These areas are among Dr. Ortiz's clinical interests: rosacea, restylane, and laser surgery. Her professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ortiz speaks Greek.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Kolstad attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolstad include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kolstad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include skin issues. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Martin welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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 is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in La Jolla, CA. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Richards include lipoma excision, tattoo removal, and radiesse. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richards takes. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Richards has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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. Seaver Lee Soon, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Seaver Soon's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Soon's areas of expertise include the following: skin issues, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Soon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and French. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He has an open panel.

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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 surgical dermatology specialist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Shirazi's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, laser skin surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Shirazi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Shirazi's patients. Dr. Shirazi accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Shirazi performed Dr. Shirazi's residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Shirazi is conversant in Persian. Dr. Shirazi is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shirazi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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

Dr. Hubert Greenway is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include skin issues and mohs surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Greenway is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Greenway graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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. Daniel Ethan Zelac, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Zelac works as a surgical dermatologist in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, mole removal, and acne. Dr. Zelac honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Zelac 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)

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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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