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Dr. Susan St. Clair St Clair Roper, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2467 Enterprise Road, Suite A; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Roper is a physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. Dr. Roper studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Roper include birthmark removal, rosacea, and tattoo removal. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roper accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Revlon Dermatology Foundation Grant Fellowship Award, Dermatology Foundation; Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine; and Surgeon of the Year, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Tattoo Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Erin Epstein, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
4197 Woodlands Parkway
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Rachel Epstein is a surgical dermatologist. Her clinical interests encompass mole removal and mohs surgery. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Epstein attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 118
  • Charge (avg.): $1,184 - $1,886
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $620 - $1,017
Dr. Panayiotis S Vasiloudes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology
3253 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Panayiotis Vasiloudes' specialties are pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology. He practices in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Clearwater, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vasiloudes trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Vasiloudes (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $1,788 - $2,818
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $576 - $968
Dr. Amy Simon Simon, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4197 Woodlands Parkway; 2nd Floor
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Amy Ross is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ross's clinical interests: facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Restylane, ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 1
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Roger Altman is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Altman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in mohs surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman accepts. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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All Interests: Mohs Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 134
  • Charge (avg.): $950 - $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $665 - $1,063
Dr. Stuart Allan Walek, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2467 Enterprise Road; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Walek works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Walek attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 380
  • Charge (avg.): $608 - $1,063
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506 - $902
Dr. David Anthony Lam, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3253 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Lam's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Lam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 393
  • Charge (avg.): $1,788 - $2,818
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $533 - $925
Dr. Matthew Brent Zook, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3253 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Zook specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Clearwater, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Zook accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $1,788 - $2,818
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $587 - $985

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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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