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We found 11 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Valencia Dorchelle Ant Thomas, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6655 Travis Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valencia Thomas is a dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Thomas has a special interest in mohs surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thomas's distinctions include: Annual Faculty Teaching Award; Thomas B. Fitzpatrick Memorial Education Fund Off-Site Elective Award; and Women's Dermatologic Society. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Mohs Surgery

Dr. Ida Francesca Orengo, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2002 Holcombe
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ida Orengo's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of skin biopsy, skin surgery, and head and neck cancer. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Orengo attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orengo is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, Skin Surgery, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Martin Friedman, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman is a specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include tattoo removal, laser treatment, and skin cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Laser Treatment, Botulinum Toxin Injection

Dr. Mark A Price, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1200 Binz; Suite 1040
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Price is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Price average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Price include skin cancer. Dr. Price is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Price 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. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Price (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Teris Minsue Chen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3700 Buffalo Speedway; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Teris Chen is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Chen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Dr. Ryan William Ahern, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1040
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Ahern is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Ahern (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include skin cancer. Dr. Ahern's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patients rated Dr. Ahern highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ahern's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Leonard Harry Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leonard Goldberg, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His clinical interests include contact dermatitis, dermabrasion, and skin biopsy. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine and residency at Hadassah University Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goldberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Skin Biopsy, Liposuction, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Arash Kimyai-Asadi, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arash Kimyai-Asadi, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Kimyai-Asadi's clinical interests include warts, contact dermatitis, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kimyai-Asadi's office for an appointment. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Clinical interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Contact Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Randall Nelson, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6655 Travis; #840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Nelson works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nelson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nelson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1709 Dryden Road; Suite 1050
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gunjan Modi's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Modi has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1401 Binz Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Payal Patel is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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.