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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, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include cosmetic skin treatment, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. She 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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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 471
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,622 - $2,930
  • Medicare Cost: $530 - $931
Dr. Matthew John Trovato, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Trovato's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: blepharoplasty, body contouring, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Trovato's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Trovato trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Trovato is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Medical City. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cheek Implants, Otoplasty, Facelift, Scar Revision, Brow Lift, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Charles Saporito, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Frank Saporito's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: mohs surgery and skin cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saporito studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Saporito trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 1,009
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,485 - $3,185
  • Medicare Cost: $480 - $976
Dr. Michael Anthony Sorace, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sorace's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sorace takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 861
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,216 - $2,709
  • Medicare Cost: $445 - $906
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Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Faith Stewart's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 156
  • Uninsured Cost: $682 - $1,084
  • Medicare Cost: $576 - $964

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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.