We found 7 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Glendale, AZ.

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Dr. Betty Ann Hinderks Davis, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10240 W Indian School Road; Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Betty Hinderks Davis practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hinderks Davis is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, and Banner Health Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hinderks Davis completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9191 W. Thunderbird Road; D-101
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Vernon Mackey works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Mackey a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13090 N. 94th Drive; Suite 101
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. James Barlow practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Barlow's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Barlow is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1300 N 103rd Avenue; Suite 60
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Bryan Updegraff's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. The average patient rating for Dr. Updegraff is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
13943 N 91st Avenue; Building C101
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Deborah Zell is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zell obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2224 W Northern Avenue; Suite D300
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Neil Superfon's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Superfon is affiliated with HonorHealth.

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Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3201 W Peoria Avenue; Suite C 600
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Rajiv Kwatra practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwatra honors. Dr. Kwatra attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Kwatra's residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Kwatra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix.

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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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