We found 5 providers matching Mohs surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Christine Dunham Brown, MD
Specializes in Other, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christine Brown works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, dermabrasion, and acne. Dr. Brown is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Brown has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; AAD Continuing Medical Education Award (valid to); and Named Top Dermatologist in America by Consumer Research Council 2007-2013. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, YAG Laser Surgery, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 471
  • Charge (avg.): $1,622 - $2,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $530 - $931
Dr. Matthew John Trovato, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Trovato practices plastic surgery in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. Dr. Trovato studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. His clinical interests include body contouring, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trovato honors 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 distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Trovato is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Sorace, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sorace is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Boerne, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, birthmark removal, and collagen injections. Dr. Sorace accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical Interests: Birthmark Removal, Facial Problems, Restylane, Collagen Injections

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 861
  • Charge (avg.): $1,216 - $2,709
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $445 - $906
Dr. Frank Charles Saporito, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Frank Saporito specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in mohs surgery. Dr. Saporito is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Saporito is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Amanda Jo Wolthoff, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Surgical Dermatology
3607 Oak Lawn Avenue; Suite 200
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Wolthoff's specialty is surgical dermatology. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, mole removal, and acne surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wolthoff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolthoff accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wolthoff has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Acne Surgery, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Acne Scars

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What is Mohs 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.
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