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We found 8 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Blue Shield PPO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Joanna L Chan, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3918 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joanna Chan's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has a special interest in academic dermatology, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin of Color

Dr. Patrick Kevin Lee, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Lee is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include academic dermatology, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence and Orange Coast Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharam Samson Yashar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1850 Redondo Avenue; Suite 108
Signal Hill, CA
 

Dr. Sharam Yashar is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Yashar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yashar's clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Yashar has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Glassberg, MD
Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3918 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Edward Glassberg works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Glassberg trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. He has a special interest in academic dermatology, birthmark, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Glassberg honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Glassberg has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

Dr. Amy Marie Reinstadler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 819
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Amy Reinstadler is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reinstadler include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Reinstadler obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Clinical interests: Hair Problems, Psoriasis, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1760 Termino Avenue; #114
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alan Heller is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Long Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Heller include cosmetic skin treatment and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Community Hospital Long Beach. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heller accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5865 E Naples Plaza
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Howard Fein's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Fein graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Fein has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 107
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kay Sung works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Newport Beach, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Sung studied medicine at New York Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

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What is MOHS-Micrographic 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.