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Dr. Antoanella Calame, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 104
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Antoanella Calame is a physician who specializes in dermatopathology. In addition to English, Dr. Calame speaks Romanian. Her clinical interests include warts, dermabrasion, and moles. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Calame completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Calame honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dean of Student's Award-UCSD School of Medicine; Summa Cum Laude-California Lutheran University; and Dermatologist Section Chair-Scripps Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Dermabrasion, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $885 - $1,398
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627 - $1,035
Dr. Salvatore John Pacella III, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Salvatore Pacella is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacella's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pacella studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Pacella's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Cohen, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4510 Executive Drive; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cohen is a specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He takes Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Brook Lucien Brouha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 104
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Brook Brouha specializes in dermatopathology and practices in La Jolla, CA and Poway, CA. In his practice, Dr. Brouha focuses on skin issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brouha's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brouha is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $902
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $461
Dr. Mehrdad Mark Mofid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4150 Regents Park Row; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Mofid sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mofid completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mofid accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Mofid is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Shane Hamman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 202
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hamman is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise include skin issues and mohs surgery. Dr. Hamman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $900 - $1,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499 - $909
Dr. John J Saad, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Saad is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Saad's areas of expertise consist of snoring, head and neck cancer surgery, and sinus surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saad has received the following distinctions: NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases; NIH Award, Inner Ear Diseases Read more; and San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Saad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nose Surgery, Surfer's Ear, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Arisa Elena Ortiz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arisa Ortiz is a physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. These areas are among Dr. Ortiz's clinical interests: rosacea, restylane, and laser surgery. She accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. She is conversant in Greek. She is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ortiz is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Ethan Zelac, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Zelac's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelac include facial problems, mole removal, and acne. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Zelac is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Acne, Restylane, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Alison Mark, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Mark works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in San Diego, CA. She has a special interest in skin issues. Dr. Mark honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Mark has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $840 - $1,394
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $494 - $910
Dr. Seaver Lee Soon, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Seaver Soon's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of skin issues, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. Dr. Soon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Soon has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Soon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

Dr. Hubert T Greenway Jr., MD
Specializes in Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Greenway's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Greenway attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In his practice, Dr. Greenway focuses on skin issues and mohs surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Greenway's professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Skin Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 1,212
  • Charge (avg.): $1,486 - $2,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579 - $1,012

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5222 Balboa Avenue; Fifth Floor
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Martin's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Martin trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include skin issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $840 - $1,344
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $663 - $1,079
Dr. Ross Rudolph, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ross Rudolph practices plastic surgery. Dr. Rudolph's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Rudolph is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Rudolph is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rudolph is open to new patients. Before completing Dr. Rudolph's residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Rudolph attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristen Anne Richards, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 460
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Richards is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in La Jolla, CA. Her areas of expertise include lipoma excision, tattoo removal, and radiesse. Dr. Richards is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Richards's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richards accepts. Dr. Richards is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 241
  • Charge (avg.): $1,004 - $1,608
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $688 - $1,104
Dr. Azadeh R Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Azadeh Shirazi's specialty is surgical dermatology. Patients gave Dr. Shirazi an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shirazi's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, laser skin surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Shirazi takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirazi graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then Dr. Shirazi performed Dr. Shirazi's residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Shirazi speaks Persian. Dr. Shirazi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Dr. Shirazi's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Laser Skin Surgery, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

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What is Mohs 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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