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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 2
Tampa, FL
(813) 877-4811; (813) 321-1786

Dr. George Bondar sees patients in Tampa, FL, Seminole, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bondar is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He honors AvMed, MultiPlan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bondar completed his residency training at Summa Western Reserve Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bondar (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Caban a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Caban trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Proper is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. On average, patients gave Dr. Proper a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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 specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

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

Dr. Paul Rose sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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David Anthony Lam MD, FAAD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
4238 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 882-9986; (727) 934-7638

Dr. David Lam is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lam include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Florida Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Lam attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He takes Amerigroup, AvMed, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair Disorders, Medical Dermatology, Nail Disorders, Psoriasis, Skin of Color

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4238 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 882-9986; (813) 879-6040

Dr. Hoka Nyanda works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Nyanda is in-network for Amerigroup, AvMed, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Nyanda's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, she speaks Swahili. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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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