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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 practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Marks attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Marks's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Marks has received the distinction of Interim President and CEO, Geisinger Health System. He is 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
Dr. Michael Lee Ramsey, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ramsey works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Danville, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramsey include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramsey takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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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 is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cabell has indicated that her clinical interests include cosmetic treatments and cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabell accepts. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cabell speaks 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 works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Petrick is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrick's areas of clinical interest consist of mohs surgery and skin cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Danville, PA and State College, PA. Dr. Jacobs obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among her clinical interests: cosmetic treatments and mohs surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Jacobs is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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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