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Dr Jonathan Ernest Weiler MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (98 ratings)
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard; Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Jonathan Weiler practices plastic surgery in Hammond, LA, Slidell, LA, and Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Weiler has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and breast augmentation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Weiler attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentatio ... (Read more)

Dr Chad Landon Prather MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 4.37 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
7414 Picardy Avenue; Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Chad Prather's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology; he sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prather include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and skin lightening. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG Laser Surgery, Brow L ... (Read more)

John Bretton Brantley MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
Average rating 4.49 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
5220 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. John Brantley is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Brantley's areas of expertise include facial problems, dermabrasion, and acne. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Glycolic Peel, Laser Resurfacing, Intense Pulsed L ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4950 Essen Lane; Suite 301
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Stephen Antrobus is a plastic surgeon and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Baton Rouge, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Antrobus include eyelid surgery and skin cancer. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Skin Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 908
  • Charge (avg.): $623 - $1,053
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $440 - $840
Donna Nunnally MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Donna Nunnally is a Baton Rouge, LA physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her clinical interests include accutane, jessner peel, and melasma. Dr. Nunnally has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nunnally honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs Surgery

All Interests: Botox Injection, Restylane Silk, Liposculpture, Pelleve, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, Phenol Peel, ... (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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