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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carmen Campanelli specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Campanelli accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Dr. Paul Xavier Benedetto, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1200 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Benedetto's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Benedetto attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Benedetto (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, Chin Liposuction, Liquid Facelift, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Robert Etzkorn, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Etzkorn specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Etzkorn average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of facial reconstruction, nail biopsy, and hyaluronic acid injections. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Nail Biopsy, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest A Benedetto, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1200 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Benedetto's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has a special interest in acne, acne surgery, and acne scars. Dr. Benedetto's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Benedetto speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Acne Surgery, Brow Lift, Acne, Acne Scars

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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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