Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, is designed to remove skin cancer cells at a microscopic level, lowering the risk that the cancer will recur. Even if skin cancer has been previously treated with another method and has recurred, mohs surgery is still highly effective.
Cost of Mohs Surgery
The cost of mohs surgery varies greatly depending upon the area of the country, the individual doctor, and the size and type of the skin cancer being treated. Simpler procedures in some areas of the country can cost as little as $2,000, while a more complex procedure in another part of the country could cost as much as $10,000. If cost is a concern, or if you are uninsured, consult with the physician about expected fees.
Financing Mohs Surgery
In most cases, mohs surgery is considered a medical procedure rather than an elective or cosmetic procedure, meaning that most insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost. Mohns surgery is also covered by Medicare. If there are any questions about whether or not the procedure will be covered, consult with the insurance company regarding individual coverage.
If you are uninsured or if you insurance company will not cover all the costs, many surgeons offer financing through companies affiliated with their hospital or individual office. These companies can help you by providing a loan to cover the cost of the surgery. Be sure to ask your surgeon about financing options. Applying for financing before you have mohs surgery can help you stay ahead of the game as far as your finances.