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How Much Does Mole Removal Cost?

 
 average costTypical: $150-$400 
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  Typical costs:
  • Removal of a mole typically costs about $150 to $400. It varies from doctor to doctor and by which technique is used.
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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.
 
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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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.
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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.
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