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We found 7 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Joanna L Chan, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3898 Schaufele Avenue; Suite 300
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joanna Chan sees patients in Long Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Chan has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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

Dr. Patrick Lee specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Mohs Surgery

Dr. Fredric Robert Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3650 East South Street; Suite 306
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Fredric Rosenberg practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Rosenberg has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Rosenberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 414
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Elisa Yoo is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yoo studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Dr. Edward Mark Kramer, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3055 W Orange Avenue; #207
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Edward Kramer is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Anaheim, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kramer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Kay Sung specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Sung has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Edward Jeffes is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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.