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Dr. Antonio Juan Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
320 W Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez is a general surgeon. After completing medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Uterine Cancer, Tissue Transfer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
725 E. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Steppie is a surgical dermatology specialist in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Steppie's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Associates in Dermatology, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $705 - $1,155
  • Medicare Cost: $644 - $1,042
Dr. Fuad Hanna Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin is a general surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Shahin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada practices general surgery. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Estrada is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. 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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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
207 Park Place Boulevard; Suite 3
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ronald Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Denardis attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology
903 N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ferdinand Manlio is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Manlio accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 147
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,139 - $1,829
  • Medicare Cost: $619 - $1,021
Dr. Mark Robert Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo works as a general OB/GYN in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Palazzolo graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palazzolo trained at St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise L Klemczak, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 Neptune Road
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Denise Klemczak is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klemczak takes. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriages, Osteoporosis, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Labor and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
725 East Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Grigory Gelikman, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. Dr. Gelikman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Pediatric Dental, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $702 - $1,152
  • Medicare Cost: $656 - $1,054
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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What is Mohs 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.