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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 medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thomas include mohs surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orengo include skin biopsy, skin surgery, and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orengo honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Orengo attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Orengo has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Teris Chen, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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. Dr. Ahern (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahern include skin cancer. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahern's residency was performed at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Mark Price is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Price (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Price completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Price is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include tattoo removal, laser treatment, and skin cancer. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Friedman honors 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 and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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. These areas are among Dr. Goldberg's clinical interests: contact dermatitis, dermabrasion, and skin biopsy. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Pretoria School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hadassah University Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, contact dermatitis, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kimyai-Asadi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kimyai-Asadi attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nelson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Plano, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Modi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Payal Patel specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Webster, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Patel honors 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 the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patel 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.