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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Bd10
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jon Meine's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Meine's medical residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark. Clinical interests for Dr. Meine include genital warts, tattoo removal, and hemangioma. Patient ratings for Dr. Meine average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Moles, Sclerotherapy, Genital Warts, Hemangiomas, Varicose Veins, Biopsy, Nail Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue # A-60; Department of Dermatology
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Allison Vidimos, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Independence, OH, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vidimos's areas of clinical interest consist of academic dermatology, moles, and hemangioma. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Vidimos is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Best Doctors Top Doctors; and American Dermatological Association, Members Making a Difference AAD. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Hemangiomas, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Academic Dermatology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A61
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Razieh Soltani Arabshahi specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Soltani Arabshahi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. She has a special interest in laser resurfacing, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Patient ratings for Dr. Soltani Arabshahi average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soltani Arabshahi is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Laser Resurfacing, Cancer, Skin Surgery

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A61
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jennifer Lucas is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Lucas's clinical interests include laser resurfacing, cosmetic surgery, and laser surgery. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Lucas completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lucas's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucas takes.

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Clinical interests: Laser Resurfacing, Cosmetic Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Mohs ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; A61
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Missale Mesfin is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin of color. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Mesfin attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. She speaks Amharic.

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

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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.