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We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Delray Beach, FL.

Dr. Nancy Lynn Marchell, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5210 Linton Boulevard; Suite 307
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Marchell is a Delray Beach, FL physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Marchell at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Fromowitz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. Brian Jeffrey Feinstein, DO
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4205 W Atlantic Avenue; Suite B201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Brian Feinstein's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Feinstein is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10075 Jog Road; Suite 206
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Roth's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Roth is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1905 Clint Moore Road; Suite 103
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Larry Garland is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Garland studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13550 Jog Road; S. D201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Larissa Zaulyanov Scanlan's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaulyanov Scanlan studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.