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We found 12 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' areas of specialization are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: academic dermatology, hair problems, and nail surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas 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. She has received distinctions including 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: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ida Orengo, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: skin biopsy, skin surgery, and head and neck cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Orengo is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Orengo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Leonard Goldberg's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Goldberg has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, dermabrasion, and skin biopsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hadassah University Medical Center, Stanford University Medical Center, and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital. 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. Paul Martin Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Houston, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include academic dermatology, tattoo removal, and birthmark. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friedman completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ryan Ahern is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahern include skin cancer. 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 obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ahern (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ahern is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Mark Price sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Price is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include skin cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Price is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Price (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Bruce Nelson is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Nelson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Arash Asadi is a physician who specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Asadi's areas of expertise include warts, contact dermatitis, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Asadi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gunjan Modi is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include nail surgery and skin cancer. Dr. Modi accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Modi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer

Dr. Lucile Elizabeth White, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lucile White practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her clinical interests include academic dermatology, moles, and skin biopsy. Dr. White honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. White is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Scar Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Payal Patel's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally 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.