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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Tamara Salam Housman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3811 Ed Drive; Suite 110
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Tamara Housman's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Housman is especially interested in cosmetic skin treatment. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Housman trained at Mayo Clinic and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Housman has received professional recognition including the following: First Place, Best Overall Photo, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Resident Fellows Committee Representative- Region, American Academy of Dermatology; and First Place Poster, Epidemiology/Health Services R, Society for Investigative Dermatology.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment

Dr. Eric Daniel Challgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4201 Lake Boone Trail; Suite 200
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Eric Challgren is a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Raleigh, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Challgren include skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Challgren attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Challgren speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Laing Dermatology & Skin Cancer C
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Valerie Laing's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Laing focuses on skin cancer. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Her distinctions include: Syntex Dermatology Award, University of Florida; Edward R. Woodward Surgical Award, University of Florida; and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Award, University of Florida.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Gregory Jennings Wilmoth, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4201 Lake Boone Trail; Suite 200
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Wilmoth, who practices in Raleigh, NC, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has a special interest in nail issues, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wilmoth is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
958 Vandora Springs Road
Garner, NC
 

Dr. William Ketcham is a Garner, NC physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Ketcham is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (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.