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We found 4 surgical dermatologists who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1535 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Stephen E Chiarello, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 20
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Chiarello is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgical dermatology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Chiarello's areas of expertise include nail issues, hair problems, and skin issues. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Miriam Hospital and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Chiarello is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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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Clinical interests: Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2484 Caring Way; Port
Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Destefano specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Destefano's areas of expertise include skin cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3161 Harbor Boulevard; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Spencer's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Spencer's clinical interests: nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spencer accepts. Dr. Spencer graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1617 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laini Gaar's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Dr. Gaar studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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.