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Dr. Jonathan Ernest Weiler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard; Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Jonathan Weiler is a plastic surgeon in Hammond, LA, Slidell, LA, and Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Weiler is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Weiler trained at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Chad Landon Prather, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7414 Picardy Avenue; Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Chad Prather, who practices in Baton Rouge, LA, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Prather's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prather include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Prather completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG Laser Surgery, Brow Lift, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Bretton Brantley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5220 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. John Brantley's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brantley include facial problems, TCA peel, and dermabrasion. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brantley accepts. Before performing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Brantley attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4950 Essen Lane; Suite 301
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Antrobus practices plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Baton Rouge, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Antrobus include eyelid surgery and skin cancer. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Antrobus honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Skin Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 908
  • Charge (avg.): $623 - $1,053
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $440 - $840
Dr. Donna Griffin-Heitler, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Donna Nunnally practices surgical dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Nunnally's areas of expertise include microdermabrasion, mole removal, and jessner peel. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Botox Injection, Acne Surgery, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Radiesse, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Mohs 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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