We found 3 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Dr. Kathleen Bernadette Herne, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1840 Forest Hill Boulevard; Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Herne is a specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Herne's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herne include facial problems, rosacea, and acne. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larisa Coye Kelley, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4477 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Larisa Kelley is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kelley include artefill, facial problems, and juvederm. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Kelley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Juvederm, Facial Problems, Liquid Facelift, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Bellafilla

Dr. Supriya Tomar, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1411 N Flagler Drive; Suite 3900
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Supriya Tomar is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Tomar's areas of expertise include facial problems, dermabrasion, and acne. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Migraine, Tattoo ... (Read more)

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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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