We found 5 providers with an interest in Mohs surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Kissimmee, FL.

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Dr. Antonio J Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
320 W Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez works as a general surgeon. Dr. Ramirez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. He speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Denardis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Fuad Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin is a general surgeon in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shahin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Anoscopy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada's specialty is general surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Estrada speaks Filipino. Dr. Estrada is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark R Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Palazzolo is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Providence Health System's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (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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