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We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Bonita Springs, FL.

Dr. Rebecca Woodruff Lambert, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
23471 Walden Center Drive
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. Rebecca Lambert is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Lambert a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lambert's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Kathryn Joy Russell, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
23471 Walden Center Drive
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Russell practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Naples, FL and Bonita Springs, FL. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: cosmetic skin treatment and skin cancer. Dr. Russell's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
90 Cypress Way E; Suite 50
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Prodanovich's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Prodanovich (or staff) speaks Spanish, Lithuanian, and Serbo-Croatian.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
26800 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 360
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Freitag specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Bonita Springs, FL. Dr. Freitag graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
26800 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 310
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. Brian Fabian practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Bonita Springs, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fabian accepts. Dr. Fabian is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1015 Crosspointe Drive
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Jaffe works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Naples, FL and Cape Coral, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jaffe at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, 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.