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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Ste 2
Tampa, FL
(813) 877-4811

Dr. George Bondar sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Bondar graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Summa Western Reserve Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Bondar is 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. Bondar takes. Dr. Bondar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish.

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Dr. Fitzgeraldo Antonio Sanchez MD, FAAD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Dermatological Immunology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 414-9000; (813) 830-3376

Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez is a pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Sanchez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Academic Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Hair ... (Read more)

Mr. Francis Alberto Caban MD, FAAD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
4164 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 654-2544; (813) 879-7546

Dr. Francis Caban is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Caban's clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Caban is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Contact Dermatitis, Hair Disorders, Laser Procedures, Medical Dermatology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology
2835 W De Leon Street; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
(813) 977-3600; (813) 287-0443

Dr. Steven Proper practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Proper is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Academic Dermatology, Birthmarks, Contact Dermatitis, Hair Disorders, Laser ... (Read more)

Paul Theodore Rose MD, FAAD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Tampa, FL
(727) 849-1447; (813) 924-4247

Dr. Paul Rose specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
4238 W Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 882-9986

Dr. Hoka Nyanda's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. She 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 her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Nyanda attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nyanda is conversant in Swahili.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Academic Dermatology, Hair Disorders, Medical Dermatology, Nail Disorders, ... (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.
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