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We found 4 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Lady Lake, FL.

David Lyle Allyn MD, FAAD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
918 Rolling Acres Road; Suite 1
Lady Lake, FL
(352) 243-2544; (352) 460-7901

Dr. David Allyn is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Clermont, FL and Lady Lake, FL. Dr. Allyn has indicated that his clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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 obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair Disorders, Medical Dermatology, Nail Disorders, Psoriasis

Christine E Moorhead MD, FAAD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1503 Buenos Aires Boulevard; Building 100
The Villages, FL
(352) 753-2812

Dr. Christine Moorhead is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has a special interest in cosmetic skin treatment and skin cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moorhead graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Cancer

Dr. Virginia Ann Schekorra DO, PA
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
836 Cr 466
Lady Lake, FL
(352) 637-1310; (352) 750-4614

Dr. Virginia Schekorra is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Schekorra graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schekorra takes.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Academic Dermatology, Hair Disorders, Medical Dermatology, Nail Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Dermatopathology
1950 Laurel Manor Drive; Building 220 Suite 224
The Villages, FL
(352) 751-6565

Dr. Thi Tran is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in The Villages, FL and Lady Lake, FL. He is especially interested in skin cancer. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Tran an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran accepts.

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Clinical interests: Medical Dermatology, Skin Cancer


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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.