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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 specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bondar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AvMed, MultiPlan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bondar graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Summa Western Reserve Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bondar (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. He is 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's specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caban include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Caban is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Caban speaks 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, Hudson, FL, and Spring Hill, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Proper attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Proper include contact dermatitis, hair problems, and psoriasis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Proper 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, 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 is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in Tampa, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests: academic dermatology, nail issues, and contact dermatitis. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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)

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

Dr. Paul Rose, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Rose's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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 dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He has a special interest in nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Florida Hospital. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AvMed, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Hoka Nyanda practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Clearwater, FL. She speaks Swahili. Her areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. Dr. Nyanda's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Nyanda trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AvMed, and Coventry.

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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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