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 has a special interest in skin issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Haas average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Haas graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice 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 specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include rosacea, dermabrasion, and acne. Dr. Trauner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Trauner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Fazio's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fazio is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Daniel Eisen practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include mole removal, collagen injections, and mohs surgery. Dr. Eisen attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more.

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

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

Dr. Thomas King's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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

Dr. Summer Youker practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Youker is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 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.
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