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Dr. Don F King, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7937 S. Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA

Dr. Don King is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Whittier, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. King attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. King is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Fernando Basco Canon, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
8337 Telegraph Road; Suite 210
Pico Rivera, CA

Dr. Fernando Canon's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. In addition to English, Dr. Canon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Canon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.