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We found 12 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Steven Mark Burnett, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1545 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. S. Burnett is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Burnett has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Burnett's training includes residency programs at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Frazier Callahan, MD
Specializes in Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5911 N Honore Avenue; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Callahan works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in the University Park, FL and Sarasota, FL. Her clinical interests include psoriasis, birthmark, and cosmetic skin treatment. She is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Manatee Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Callahan performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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: Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis

Dr. Heidi Kristina Anderson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5310 Clark Road; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Heidi Anderson's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. In her practice, Dr. Anderson focuses on cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Anderson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Anderson studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cary Dunn's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Dunn's areas of expertise include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Dunn attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3830 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ann Neff works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. Her areas of expertise include skin cancer. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Neff studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Jennifer Tiffany Trent, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 450
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Trent is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Dr. Trent graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Trent 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 Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Croce Patti's specialties are plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patti is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Dr. William Brodie Adams, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5911 N Honore Avenue; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Adams works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Adams studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He 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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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1849 S Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hernandez is a specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8430 Cooper Creek Boulevard; Suite 102
University Park, FL
 

Dr. David Bracciano is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laser treatment and skin cancer. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bracciano is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2426 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Fernandez is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has a special interest in psoriasis and cosmetic skin treatment. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fernandez is in-network 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: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Psoriasis

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2426 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ryan Jawitz works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in North Port, FL and Sarasota, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jawitz include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jawitz honors. He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (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.