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We found 9 surgical dermatologists who accept Medicare near Laguna Hills, CA.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
23961 Magdalena; #520
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Algarin's medical specialty is dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Algarin accepts. Dr. Algarin studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Algarin is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. Karl David Bassler, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
23961 Magdalena; #520
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Karl Bassler works as a dermatopathologist and surgical dermatologist in Laguna Hills, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bassler is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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. Gary Cheukman Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4980 Barranca Parkway; #202
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Gary Lee is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lenore Mary Sikorski, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
25500 Rancho Niguel Road; Suite 290
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Lenore Sikorski practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Sikorski a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sikorski honors. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Dr. James S Waldman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 506
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. James Waldman practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Waldman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Waldman include moles, acne, and rashes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Waldman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Skin Cancer, Acne, Mohs Surgery, Rashes

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
26732 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 445
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Brian Toy is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Toy accepts Health Net and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
29833 Santa Margarita Parkway; 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
 

Dr. James Wang is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Dr. Wang's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
26730 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 250
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Danielle Moul is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moul studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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.