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Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
75 Thomas Johnson Drive; Suite D
Frederick, MD
(240) 453-0050; (301) 668-9850

Dr. David Mezebish works as a dermatological immunologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Rockville, MD and Frederick, MD. Dr. Mezebish speaks Spanish. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Mezebish attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Mezebish has received the following distinction: member, american college of mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, ACMMSCO. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
6550 Mercantile Drive E; Suite 203
Frederick, MD
(301) 620-2188; (301) 869-2126

Dr. Wayne Xue is a specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Gaithesburg, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, and Frederick, MD. Dr. Xue has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. Xue honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Nantong Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology, Birthmarks, Contact Dermatitis, Laser Procedures, Medical Dermatology, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Rebert Warner MD, FAAD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
63 Thomas Johnson Drive; Suite B
Frederick, MD
(301) 698-2424

Dr. Michael Warner's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Warner focuses on cosmetic skin treatment. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Warner is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Dermatology


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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.