We found 4 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1200 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Benedetto is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Drexel Hill, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Benedetto's areas of expertise include acne, forehead lift, and acne surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. On average, patients gave Dr. Benedetto a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Acne Surgery, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Acne, Acne Scars

Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carmen Campanelli practices pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Campanelli takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Campanelli studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Campanelli is professionally affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Campanelli is open to new patients.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Etzkorn specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Etzkorn has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include facial reconstruction, nail biopsy, and hyaluronic acid injections. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Etzkorn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Tampa General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Nail Biopsy, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1200 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Benedetto's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Benedetto graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Benedetto include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Benedetto (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Benedetto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, Chin Liposuction, Laser Surgery, Microdermabrasion

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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.
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