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

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

Dr. Theresa Cao, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). 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. Cao attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Broward Health for residency.

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

Dr. Luke Miller sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialties are general practice, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3670 Innovation Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. David Yrastorza works as a surgical dermatologist. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Yrastorza takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
727 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mary Pepine works as a surgical dermatologist. Dr. Pepine attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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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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.