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We found 8 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Eric M Finley, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2820 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Eric Finley is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. Dr. Finley is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Finley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

Dr. Suneeta Singh Walia, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Suneeta Walia is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walia include skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Walia is affiliated with Ochsner. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1415 Tulane Avenue; 5th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Zeena Al-Dujaili's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Al-Dujaili include skin biopsy, birthmark, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Al-Dujaili is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Al-Dujaili attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Biopsy

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Peter Simoneaux practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Simoneaux accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1615 Metairie Road; Suite 101
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bucher works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bucher accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bucher speaks Spanish. Dr. Bucher is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1615 Metairie Road; Suite 101
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Keith Leblanc's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Leblanc has indicated that his clinical interests include academic dermatology, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology

Dr. Diana Ngan Trieu, MD
Specializes in General Practice, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Diane Trieu is a physician who specializes in general practice and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Trieu is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Dr. Adrian Dobrescu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5333 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Adrian Dobrescu is a pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and Ponchatoula, LA. Dr. Dobrescu's areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (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.