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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2625 Executive Park Drive; Suite 7
Weston, FL

Dr. Aton Holzer is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Weston, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Holzer is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Dr. Scott Mark Podnos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
290 Indian Trace
Weston, FL

Dr. Scott Podnos works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Podnos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.