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We found 4 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's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She practices in Dallas, TX. She has a special interest in cosmetic skin treatment, laser surgery, and mohs surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown studied medicine at 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 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 specializes in plastic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Trovato's clinical interests: blepharoplasty, body contouring, and breast reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Medical City. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trovato honors. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Trovato speaks Spanish.

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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 practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Saporito include mohs surgery. Dr. Saporito is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: 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 specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sorace is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 861
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,216 - $2,709
  • Medicare Cost: $445 - $906

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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.