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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Eduardo Tomas Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3850 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 301
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Weiss is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and hair problems. Patients gave Dr. Weiss an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Weiss has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
603 N Flamingo Road; Suite 350
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Aton Holzer is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Holzer attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is especially interested in nail surgery, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Norman Minars, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4060 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Norman Minars works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Minars speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Minars include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Minars's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Minars attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Minars trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for Dr. Minars's residency. Dr. Minars is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Minars's patients. Dr. Minars honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

Dr. Merrick David Elias, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2301 N. University Drive; Suite 201
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Merrick Elias' medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1380 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 270
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andy Green specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include nail issues, skin issues, and cosmetic skin treatment. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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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.