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We found 2 surgical dermatologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Los Gatos, CA.

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Dr. Susan Tosh Butler, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Susan Butler works as a dermatological immunologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include skin issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Injectable Fillers, Squamous Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Lloyd Swengel, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
800 Pollard Road; Building A
Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Steven Swengel is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Swengel has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.