We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Health Net PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Ann F Haas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #570a
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ann Haas' specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She practices in Sacramento, CA and Fairfield, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in skin issues. Dr. Haas's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Haas attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Haas has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Haas is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Herpes, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Trauner, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 700, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Trauner works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Trauner include rosacea, dermabrasion, and acne. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Trauner trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2805 J Street; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fazio is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Fazio's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Aerospace Medicine
4680 Y Street; Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Thomas King is a mohs skin cancer surgeon and aerospace medicine specialist. Dr. King takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Dr. Daniel Brian Eisen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3301 C Street; Suite 1300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Eisen's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: mole removal, collagen injections, and mohs surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Eisen studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Collagen Injections

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2805 J Street; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Summer Youker is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Youker is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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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.
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