We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Norfolk, VA.

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Dr. Lawrence K Chang, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
601 Medical Tower
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Lawrence Chang is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Norfolk, VA and Newport News, VA. His areas of expertise include juvederm, mole removal, and rosacea. He is affiliated with Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has received professional recognition including the following: Hampton Roads Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Korean.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Acne Surgery, Juvederm, Rosacea, Acne, Tattoo Removal, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan T Carroll, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
721 Fairfax Avenue; Suite 200
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Bryan Carroll's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Carroll graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Hampton VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
110 Kingsley Lane; Suite 410
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Michael Gross practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross accepts. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the distinction of clinical instructer of the year, ghent family practice residency program. Dr. Gross (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Gross is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center.

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Dr. Brian L Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5630 Lowery Road
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Brian Johnson works as a general practitioner, pediatric dermatologist, and dermatological immunologist in Norfolk, VA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include facial problems, TCA peel, and rosacea. Dr. Johnson honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Johnson attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Juvederm, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, YAG ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
 

Dr. Bruce Feldman's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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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