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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept PacifiCare near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Ann Haas' areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Haas's clinical interests include skin issues. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haas takes. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Haas's 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 Allen Trauner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #570b
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Trauner is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Trauner's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trauner trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Trauner takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Mondhipa Ratnarathorn, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3301 C Street; Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mondhipa Ratnarathorn's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Ratnarathorn's areas of expertise consist of nail surgery, reconstructive surgery, and mohs surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Thai. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Ratnarathorn has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. An Yen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1495 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. An Yen works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon. After completing medical school at Xuzhou Medical College, Dr. Yen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Yen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Chemical Peels, Nail Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Willey, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2277 Fair Oaks Boulevard; Suite 402
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Willey is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She has a special interest in nail surgery, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Willey accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Willey's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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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.