We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Decatur, GA.

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Dr. Katarina Gabrielle Lequeux-Nalovic, MPH, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3525 Piedmont Road; Building 6
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Katarina Chiller practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chiller graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in French. Dr. Chiller is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark Francis Baucom, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Mark Baucom is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baucom's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Baucom honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Laser Hair Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy E Gira, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Amy Kim's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include photodynamic therapy (PDT), hemangioma, and tattoo removal. Her professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Emory Healthcare. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kim's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Hemangiomas, Plantar Warts, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2045 Peachtree Road Ne; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kathleen Viscusi is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Trephina Helen Galloway, DO
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Trephina Galloway's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Galloway is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2045 Peachtree Nerd 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Fiona Zwald is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Zwald accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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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