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

Dr. Antonio Ramirez, who practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Ramirez's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. 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 graduated from Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ramirez speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fuad Hanna Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin, who practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Shahin speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Shahin attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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

Dr. Napoleon Estrada is a general surgeon. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Estrada takes. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Estrada completed a residency program at New York Downtown Hospital. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Steppie practices surgical dermatology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Steppie's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Associates in Dermatology, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $705 - $1,155
  • Medicare Cost: $644 - $1,042
Dr. Bhupendrakumar Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
207 Park Place Boulevard; Suite 3
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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Specializes in Dermatology
903 N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ferdinand Manlio's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Manlio is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 147
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,139 - $1,829
  • Medicare Cost: $619 - $1,021
Dr. Michael Ronald Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denardis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Denardis is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

Dr. Mark Robert Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Palazzolo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Postpartum Issues, 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Klemczak obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at St. John Providence Health System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
725 East Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Grigory Gelikman is a dermatopathologist in Kissimmee, FL. He attended medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Gelikman honors Coventry, Coventry Pediatric Dental, Coventry HSA, and more.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Kissimmee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wilson accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She 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 Issues, 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.