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Dr. Michael Lee Ramsey, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ramsey specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Danville, PA. His clinical interests encompass skin cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ramsey takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramsey's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 524
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,204 - $2,121
  • Medicare Cost: $313 - $528
Dr. Victor James Marks, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
100 North Academy Avenue; Department of Dermatology
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Victor Marks, who practices in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Marks a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology and skin cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Marks is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and North Carolina Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Interim President and CEO, Geisinger Health System.

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Academic Dermatology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 442
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,267 - $2,176
  • Medicare Cost: $291 - $488
Dr. Christine Elizabeth Cabell, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Christine Cabell is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Cabell's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer and cosmetic skin treatment. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cabell is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 429
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,298 - $2,158
  • Medicare Cost: $279 - $488
Dr. Mary Grace Battaglia Petrick, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Mary Petrick's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include mohs surgery and skin cancer. Dr. Petrick is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 290
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,029 - $2,159
  • Medicare Cost: $249 - $492
Dr. Mary Amanda Jacobs, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Mary Jacobs, who practices in Danville, PA and State College, PA, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests: academic dermatology, cosmetic treatments, and nail surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Jacobs's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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All Interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Treatments, Laser Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Academic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 361
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,245 - $2,144
  • Medicare Cost: $466 - $898

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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.