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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Robert Scott Bader, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1500 E. Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite 204
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Bader is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Bader's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Haitian Creole. Dr. Bader is affiliated with Broward Health North. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1166 W Newport Center Drive; Suite 100
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dan Meirson's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Meirson is affiliated with Broward Health North.

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Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Fromowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4601 N Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Fromowitz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. Sean Arvindh Sukal, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2900 North Military Trail; Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Sean Sukal is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sukal an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sukal accepts. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Sukal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1001 Nw 13th Street; Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Chen specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Boca Raton, FL. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.