Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Dermatology & Skin Care > Mole Removal

Mole Removal Cost


How Much Does Mole Removal Cost?

 
 average costTypical: $150-$400 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (6)
  Typical costs:
  • Removal of a mole typically costs about $150 to $400. It varies from doctor to doctor and by which technique is used.
Related articles: Tattoo Removal, Tattoo

What should be included:
  • Depending on the type of mole, the surgeon will use one of two techniques. In the first, the surgeon uses a scalpel to shave the mole off at the level of the skin, then cauterizes the wound or applies a liquid to prevent bleeding. In the second, the surgeon cuts out the mole and some of the skin around it, then closes the wound with stitches.
  • emedicinehealth.com[1] gives an overview of the procedures and provides photos[2] . Usually the procedure is done in the doctor's office using local anesthesia. Health insurance plans generally do not cover cosmetic mole removal, but often will pay for the procedure if the doctor suspects the mole is precancerous or malignant.
Additional costs:
  • If your doctor wants to have the mole checked for malignant cells by a laboratory, which may cost a few hundred dollars extra. And, if the shaving technique was used, there is a chance the mole could grow back and need to be removed again.
Discounts:
  • Tip: Mole removal is a very common procedure, and you might be able to get it done fairly inexpensively by a physician-in-training, under the supervision of a licensed surgeon; contact the department of dermatology at your local medical school to see if this is an option.
Shopping for mole removal:
  • Look for a dermatologic surgeon who is experienced in mole removal and has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology. The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery[3] offers a free physician finder service. Ask to see before-and-after photos of mole removals done on previous patients. Also, talk to your surgeon about risks, which include scarring and nerve damage.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (6)
CostHelper News


3 Ways to Have the Government Pay You Back for Your Energy Efficient Upgrades
Any renovations or upgrades made to your home this year that included energy-efficient appliances could be eligible for some federal energy tax credits. But it's not just appliances. || Posted December 9 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Mole Removal
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: Don Jo in Davenport, IA.Posted: June 15th, 2014 08:06PM
Area: MidwestType of Procedure: Shaving Two Moles
Two moles anesthetized and shaved and sent for lab work, costing 1200 before and 700 after crappy insurance.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Mole removal at home
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Daddy D. in Atlanta, GA.Posted: March 12th, 2014 07:03PM
Doctor: self
Search the internet for mole removal using apple cider vinegar. Worked for me. Easy, fast, painless and cheap.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Mole shave biopsy and additional creek removal
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: a user in Virginia beach, VA.Posted: August 22nd, 2013 03:08PM
I first had 2 shave biopsys done one came back with abnormal cells my insurance is set up so I pay $150 for surgery so I paid $300 for 2 "surgeries"
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Mole removal
Amount: $3,028.00
Posted by: Steel in Seattle, WA.Posted: March 8th, 2011 02:03PM
Area: BackType of Procedure: mole removal
Doctor: Barnes
Done by a dermatoligist who works through the University of Washington Medical Center. Price includes both doctor and UW billings which are billed separately. Mole had suspicious cells. Price does not include stitch removal which was done by GP.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Surgical Mole Removal
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: Chalupa1 in Madison, WI.Posted: February 22nd, 2010 01:02PM
Area: FaceType of Procedure: Extraction
Doctor: Transformations
I had 3 moles removed from my face, all were under or around 5mm. Total for all 3 was $540, and that included the topical anesthesia and removal of stitches.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Cost for removal of a topical mole
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Jake in syracuse, NY.Posted: May 5th, 2007 08:05AM
Area: upstate nyType of Procedure: removal of topical mole
Doctor: sleeper
Does this price sound reasonable? It is about 12 cm. And it is located on my facial cheek. The doctor is a plastic surgeon. Thanks for any information.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Mole Removal
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Area: Type of Procedure: 
Doctor:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.emedicinehealth.com/mole_removal/page4_em.htm
  2.  www.emedicinehealth.com/mole_removal/page9_em.htm
  3.  www.asds.net/Find/
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does an Ambulance Cost? How Much Does an Albuterol Inhaler Cost? How Much Does an MRI Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
$100 fee to install
Paid: 100.00
Third Delco battery to die within warranty. Local Buick dealer replaced battery free but charged $100 to install. Warranty service with Gm/Delco is generally vague and unclear... [more]
-Bob Deals
Car Battery Cost
Did I overpay?
Paid: 550.00
For that price what should they be made of? I probably should have researched it prior..... [more]
-joebeca
Night Guard Cost
Getting Crazy Quotes for Replacing 3 Ton Gas Pack
Paid: 6200.00
Help. need to consider replacing builder installed HVAC unit (Carrier) Have 1130 sq. ft. Need 3 ton unit (or so I have been told) nothing fancy..just good, basic energy efficient system. One bid for an Amer... [more]
-Zan King
Central Air Conditioner Cost
front- piston, caliper, rotors (brake job), And radio job
Paid: 480.00
i bought my car for $1600 and the brakes would not stop immediately when applied. I took it to this shop and they replaced the piston, the caliper, and the rotors for $300... [more]
-Cassy
Brakes Cost
large beech tree 75'
Paid: 1200.00
Amazing company had a 75 foot tree cut down and hauled away in 5 hours even left some fire wood and split it for us at no cost!! Total job price was only 2800 with 2 smaller trees and all stumps ground... [more]
-Joel kenneth
Tree Removal Cost
Annual Termite Program - Terminex
Paid: 213.00
The price has jumped up every year since Terminex took over from Western Pest control. This seems very high and I am considering a change. Looking for a more economical approach... [more]
-Steven R. L.
Termite Control Cost