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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Drexel Hill, PA.

Dr. Arthur Kirsner Balin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Dermatological Immunology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
110 Chesley Drive
Media, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Balin's medical specialty is plastic surgery, acupuncture, and dermatological immunology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Baylor University Medical Center, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In Dr. Balin's practice, he is particularly interested in anti-aging, cosmetic surgery, and skin cancer. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Balin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Leonard Mark Dzubow, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
101 Chesley Drive; Georgetown Building, Suite 100
Media, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Dzubow's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Dzubow is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In his practice, Dr. Dzubow focuses on mohs surgery. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dzubow accepts. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Dermatology; Philadelphia magazine; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mohs Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Ernest Alfred Benedetto, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2221 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Benedetto practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Benedetto graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Benedetto speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Dr. Jeremy Robert Etzkorn, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3600 Spruce Street; 2 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Etzkorn is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Etzkorn average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial reconstruction, nail biopsy, and mohs surgery. Dr. Etzkorn is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Tampa General Hospital.

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Dr. Paul Xavier Benedetto, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2221 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Paul Benedetto works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Drexel Hill, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Benedetto's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Benedetto (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Benedetto is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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.