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

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

Dr. Lawrence Chang works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Norfolk, VA and Newport News, VA. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Chang attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has received the distinction of Hampton Roads Super Doctors. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Korean. He is affiliated with Dermatology Specialists.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
721 Fairfax Avenue; Suite 200
Norfolk, VA

Dr. Bryan Carroll's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Carroll attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll speaks Spanish. Dr. Carroll is affiliated with 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 is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Gross (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gross honors MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gross has received the following distinction: clinical instructer of the year, ghent family practice residency program.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery

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

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Dr. Brian L Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
241 Corporate Boulevard; #215
Norfolk, VA

Dr. Brian Johnson's medical specialty is general practice, pediatric dermatology, and dermatological immunology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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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.