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We found 7 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. John Robert Hamill Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
34918 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Hamill sees patients in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hamill's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Hamill attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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

Dr. David Brett Sable, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
43309 Us Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Sable specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Sable focuses on skin cancer. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Sable has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Stuart Allan Walek, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2467 Enterprise Road; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Walek's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Walek an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Walek focuses on skin cancer and tropical skin diseases. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Walek completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Tropical Skin Diseases

Dr. Amy Simon Ross, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4197 Woodlands Parkway; 2nd Floor
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Amy Ross' area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Ross has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in birthmark, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser surgery. She 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. Ross graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Drexel University.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Erin Epstein, DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4197 Woodlands Parkway
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Rachel Epstein's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include skin cancer. Dr. Epstein 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. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. David Anthony Lam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1005 East Boyer Street
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Lam sees patients in Tampa, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lam trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Lam has indicated that his clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Lam takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Skin of Color

Dr. Roger William Altman, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 1
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Roger Altman, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Altman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Altman graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Skin Issues

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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.