Welcome to Bay Area Skin Cancer Surgery
Welcome to the Bay Area Skin Cancer Surgery and Dermatology website.
Bay Area Skin Cancer Surgery is the solo medical practice of Beatrice Jennifer Berkes, M.D. With the team effort of a dedicated and professional staff, we provide excellent, comprehensive care. We strive to create a positive environment for your care, and make your health our first priority.
Our practice specializes in the surgical treatment of skin cancer, offering the most precise surgical method available: Mohs micrographic surgery. This surgical technique achieves the highest cure rate of any treatment for skin cancer, while preserving the greatest amount of normal tissue.
Traveling is not permitted until after the sutures are removed. Please let us know if you will be planning a trip or have any commitments that could interfere with your healing ...
Before Your Appointment
Do not take aspirin, aspirin containing products, ibuprofen, ibuprofen containing products, or vitamin E for one week prior to surgery, as these medications increase the risk of bleeding...
The Day of Your Procedure
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I was extremely fortunate to have found Dr. Berkes, as the care I received was extraordinary. I had been treated elsewhere two other times, and my skin cancer was never completely removed. It has been a year since my surgery at Bay Area Skin Cancer and Mohs Surgery, and not only am I fine, but the severe facial surgery to remove the cancer isn't even noticeable. Dr. Berkes has the latest equipment, a lab on premises to properly treat a patient the first time, and the facility is calming during an otherwise stressful situation.BK - Bradenton, FL
Words cannot possibly thank you enough for taking care of my skin cancers. I'm 88 and I was treated more like their grandpa than as a patient! The waiting area and the rooms were so clean and refreshing, and everyone was so kind. Thank you all for your sweet caring spirit! May God continue to bless you.CC - Bradenton, FL
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you currently accepting new patients?
Yes. New patients are referred to us by your dermatologist or primary care physician for treatment of biopsy proven skin cancers.
Which types of medical insurance do you accept?
Bay Area Skin Care Surgery and Dermatology accepts Medicare and most major insurances.
Which patients are candidates for Mohs surgery?
Patients with biopsy-proven non melanoma skin cancer. Patients whose cancer is located on the head, face, neck, hand, feet, genitalia.