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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
100 North Academy Avenue; Department of Dermatology
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Victor Marks works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Marks is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marks has received professional recognition including the following: Interim President and CEO, Geisinger Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ramsey is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramsey include cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Ramsey obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramsey is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Christine Cabell specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is conversant in German. Dr. Cabell's areas of expertise include the following: cosmetic treatments and cancer. She is affiliated with Geisinger. She attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cabell is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Mary Jacobs is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include cosmetic treatments and mohs surgery. She is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Jacobs graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Jacobs is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Treatments, Mohs Surgery

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Mary Petrick works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. She has indicated that her clinical interests include mohs surgery and skin cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Petrick attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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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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