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We found 7 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Amerigroup near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Omar Torres, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
117 E 18th Street; Front 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Omar Torres is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Torres's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torres include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ritu Saini, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ritu Saini is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Saini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include hair problems, rosacea, and acne. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Saini trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Vytra. Dr. Saini has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Rosacea, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
161 6th Avenue; Suite 1304
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Shapiro is a physician who specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Shapiro highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hair problems, psoriasis, and cosmetic skin treatment. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shapiro trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shapiro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

Dr. Babar Khan Rao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
345 E 37th Street; Room 317
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babar Rao is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Rao a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Cancer Surgery, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Shawn Becker, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
225 E. 64th Street; Suite 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Becker sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: mohs surgery and skin cancer. Amerigroup, Coresource, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker takes. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Becker's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Surgery

Dr. David Eric Biro, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Bay Ridge Skin & Cancer Dermatology, Pc; 9921-fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Biro specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Biro's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Biro include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Biro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Norwegian, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Weissman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1343 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Steven Weissman practices pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weissman include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. On average, patients gave Dr. Weissman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weissman takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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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.