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We found 7 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept United Healthcare Compass near Miami Beach, FL.

Dr. Martin Neal Zaiac, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4308 Alton Road; Suite 750
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Martin Zaiac works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Miami Beach, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). The average patient rating for Dr. Zaiac is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zaiac attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel A Iriondo, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Iriondo, who practices in Miami, FL, South Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is especially interested in skin issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, Dr. Iriondo performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Iriondo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Issues

Dr. Edward A Gross, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
333 Arthur Godfrey Road; Suite 302
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Edward Gross is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Miami Beach, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Gross is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gross include skin cancer. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gross attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gross has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Alice Renee Barba, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4770 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 1140
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alice Barba is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Miami, FL. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Barba attended Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise include the following: cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin of color. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Barba (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

Dr. Arthur Nachuam Weissmann, MD
Specializes in Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
400 W 41st Street; Suite 300
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Weissmann is a dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. He is especially interested in skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Weissmann is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Thomas Mehrel, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
400 W 41st Street; Suite 300
Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mehrel is a dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Mehrel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, German, and French. He has a special interest in skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. After attending Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mehrel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patient ratings for Dr. Mehrel average 4.0 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.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Jordana Manny Herschthal, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1600 Nw 10th Avenue; Rmsb 2023a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jordana Herschthal works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Miami, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herschthal include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Herschthal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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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.