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

Dr. Antonio Ramirez is a specialist in general surgery. He speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez is a graduate of Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Peninsula Hospital Center's residency program. 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, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William Steppie, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
725 E. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Steppie practices surgical dermatology in Kissimmee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Steppie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Associates in Dermatology, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $398
Dr. Fuad H Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin sees patients in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Shahin is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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

Dr. Napoleon Estrada is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Estrada is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. He speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Incontinence, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Denardis practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Denardis attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Denise Klemczak is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Providence Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klemczak is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Miscarriage, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatopathology
725 East Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Grigory Gelikman's specialty is dermatopathology. Coventry, Coventry Pediatric Dental, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelikman accepts. After completing medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy, Dr. Gelikman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $398
Dr. Mark R Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, 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.
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