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

Dr. George Bondar's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. After attending West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Summa Western Reserve Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bondar takes AvMed, MultiPlan, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bondar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Caban include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Tampa, FL, Hudson, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Proper include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Proper attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Patients gave him an average 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 and practices in Tampa, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sarasota, FL. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez include academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Rose trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's 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 pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Lam's areas of clinical interest consist of nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, AvMed, Coventry, and more.

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

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
4238 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 879-6040; (813) 341-1480

Dr. Hoka Nyanda specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Clearwater, FL. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among her clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Nyanda honors Amerigroup, AvMed, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Swahili. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's 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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