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We found 3 surgical dermatologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Monroeville, PA.

Dr. Judith I Arluk, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1987 Centurion Drive; Suite 001
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Judith Arluk practices surgical dermatology. In addition to English, Dr. Arluk (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. Patient ratings for Dr. Arluk average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Lisa A Pawelski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
3424 William Penn Highway; Penn Center East Building 2 Suite 221
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Pawelski sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Her medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pawelski honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2790 Mosside Boulevard; Suite 105
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weaver's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weaver's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.