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We found 9 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Alyssa Youngjee Kim, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14150 Culver Drive; Suite 304
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Y. Kim's medical specialty is dermatological immunology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise consist of mohs surgery, botox injection, and sclerotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Surgical Procedures, Mohs Surgery

Dr. Gary Cheukman Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
33 Creek Road; Suite C380
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Gary Lee works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Irvine, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary S Jung, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1506 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mary Jung's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Jung attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include microsurgery, phototherapy (light therapy), and psoriasis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Korean. Dr. Jung is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Botox Injection, Microsurgery, Cancer Prevention, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Frederick Stanowicz, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1506 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Stanowicz's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stanowicz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include phototherapy (light therapy), skin issues, and mohs surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Stanowicz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Samireh Z Said, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13422 Newport Avenue; Suite J
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Samireh Said is a Tustin, CA physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Said average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Said studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Alec Baron, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1125 East 17th Street; Suite W-248
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Baron, who practices in Santa Ana, CA, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Baron graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baron include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baron accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

Dr. Tien Quang Nguyen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
17305 Von Karman Avenue; Suite 107
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Tien Nguyen, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, Garden Grove, CA, and Irvine, CA, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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

Dr. Melissa A Watcher, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1506 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Watcher is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), mohs surgery, and skin cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Watcher accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Watcher attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Hair Loss, Phototherapy

Dr. James S Waldman, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
302 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 201
Orange, CA
 

Dr. James Waldman is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Waldman graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: moles, acne, and rashes. The average patient rating for Dr. Waldman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waldman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Skin Cancer, Acne, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Rashes, Skin Issues

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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.