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We found 8 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Susana M Leal Khouri, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2750 Sw 37th Avenue; Floor 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Susana Leal-Khouri, who practices in Key Biscayne, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL, is a medical specialist in clinical pathology, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Leal-Khouri (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Leal-Khouri's clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. She is affiliated with Mariners Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leal-Khouri at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite C300
Miami, 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. Paul Theodore Rose, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4425 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 230
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Paul Rose specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rose graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Dr. Edward A Gross, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 1002e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Edward Gross practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Gross is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Gross performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Gross has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Arthur Spencer Colsky, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6280 Sw 72 Street; Suite 500
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Colsky's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Colsky include nail issues, acne, and spider veins. Patient reviews placed Dr. Colsky at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Colsky performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Spider Veins, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Psoriasis, Acne

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Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6280 Sw 72nd Street; Suite 611
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Theodore Giuffrida is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include birthmark and skin cancer. Dr. Giuffrida graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School 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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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Birthmark

Dr. Blas A Reyes, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8940 North Kendall Drive; Suite 1002 E
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Blas Reyes works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Miami, FL. Dr. Reyes graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His clinical interests include skin cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reyes takes. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 500
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Balestra's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She 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. Dr. Balestra attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.