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Dr. Victor James Marks, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
100 North Academy Avenue; Department of Dermatology
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Victor Marks sees patients in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marks takes. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic and North Carolina Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Marks has received the following distinction: Interim President and CEO, Geisinger Health System.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 442
  • Charge (avg.): $1,267 - $2,176
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $291 - $488
Dr. Michael L Ramsey, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ramsey is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Ramsey attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramsey is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 524
  • Charge (avg.): $1,204 - $2,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $313 - $528
Dr. Christine Elizabeth Cabell, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Christine Cabell specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. Patients gave Dr. Cabell an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass cosmetic treatments and cancer. She is affiliated with Geisinger. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Cabell attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is conversant in German.

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All Interests: Education, Cosmetic Treatments, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Mary Grace Petrick, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Mary Petrick is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Petrick average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in mohs surgery and skin cancer. Dr. Petrick is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrick's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Cancer, Skin Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 290
  • Charge (avg.): $1,029 - $2,159
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $249 - $492
Dr. Mary Amanda Jacobs, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Mary Jacobs is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Danville, PA and State College, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: cosmetic treatments and mohs surgery. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Geisinger. She obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jacobs at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Treatments, Mohs Surgery

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What is Mohs 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.
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