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We found 3 surgical dermatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Athens, GA.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1181 Langford Drive; Building 300-103
Watkinsville, GA

Dr. Shenara Sexton practices surgical dermatology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
728 Cobb Street
Athens, GA

Dr. Patrick Retterbush specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
700 Sunset Drive; Suite 105
Athens, GA

Dr. Joyce Thomas practices dermatopathology and surgical dermatology in Athens, GA. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Thomas honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.