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We found 8 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Austin, TX.

Dr. Daniel Joseph Ladd Jr., DO
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Jefferson Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dan Ladd is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ladd completed a residency program at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ladd include nail issues, contact dermatitis, and hair problems. Dr. Ladd is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Elizabeth Dozier, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8240 North Mopac Expressway; Suite 355
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Susan Dozier is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in skin cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Dozier completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dozier at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Nicholas Richard Snavely, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Building 3a1; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Snavely sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include nail surgery, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. Dr. Snavely's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Snavely attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Stephen Douglas Houston, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4419 Frontier Trail; Suite 110
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Houston is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Houston attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Houston has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. William Marshall Ramsdell, MD
Specializes in Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
102 Westlake Drive; Suite 100
West Lake Hills, TX
 

Dr. William Ramsdell's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include nail issues, hair problems, and nail surgery. Dr. Ramsdell's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramsdell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Nail Surgery, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ana Cunningham, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3464 Rr 620 S
Bee Cave, TX
 

Dr. Mary Cunningham is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Bee Cave, TX and Lakeway, TX. Dr. Cunningham's areas of expertise consist of skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Peggy Lee Ann Chern, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2504 W 12th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Peggy Chern is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include cosmetic skin treatment, laser treatment, and skin cancer. Dr. Chern is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chern is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chern has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Michael Stephen Graves, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4419 Frontier Trail; Suite 110
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Graves, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in vein disease (phlebology) and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Graves accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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.