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We found 4 surgical dermatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Lakeland, FL.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1755 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Theresa Cao is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cao performed her residency at Broward Health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
727 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mary Pepine's specialty is surgical dermatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Pepine a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pepine takes. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3670 Innovation Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. David Yrastorza's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Practice, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Luke Miller is a general practitioner, pediatric dermatologist, and dermatopathologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.