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

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

Dr. Ann Haas is a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Fairfield, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Haas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haas include skin issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael Fazio practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Fazio is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Fazio attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fazio welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael A Trauner, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #570b
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Trauner's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Trauner is especially interested in skin issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trauner is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Thomas King practices MOHS-micrographic surgery and aerospace medicine in Sacramento, CA and Mather, CA. Dr. King graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King accepts.

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

Dr. Summer Youker's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Youker studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School 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 is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Eisen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann 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.