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We found 17 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'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. Michael P Tabibian, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 430
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Tabibian is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Los Alamitos, CA and Agoura Hills, CA. Dr. Tabibian's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of academic dermatology, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin of color. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabibian honors. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Tabibian speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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

Dr. Edward Glassberg, MD
Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3828 Schaufele Avenue; Suite 300
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. Lani Elizabeth Clark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3772 Katella Avenue; Suite 206
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lani Clark is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Clark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Clark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Edward Kramer is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Kramer focuses on cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. Dr. Kramer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kramer accepts Health Net and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Elisa Yoo is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yoo include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Yoo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoo honors.

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

Dr. Laura A King, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3772 Katella Avenue; Suite 206
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Laura King is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Los Alamitos, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Contact Dermatitis

Dr. Matthew Bart Luxenberg, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Luxenberg is a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Luxenberg graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luxenberg include nail issues, hair problems, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Luxenberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare HMO, Anthem, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Luxenberg is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Acne, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1760 Termino Avenue; Suite 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

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

Dr. Fredric Rosenberg specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology and practices in Lakewood, CA and Palos Verdes Estates, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Rosenberg has indicated that his clinical interests include skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Rosenberg performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Cole Marie Fulwider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3772 Katella Avenue; Suite 206
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Cole Fulwider, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Huntington Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fulwider include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Fulwider studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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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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Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Sidney Newman is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of nail issues, skin issues, and cosmetic skin treatment. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, 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.