We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Ida Orengo's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: skin biopsy, skin surgery, and head and neck cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Orengo performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: 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 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. Teris Minsue Chen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3700 Buffalo Speedway; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Teris Chen specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency. Her areas of expertise include dysport injection, mole removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Dysport Injection, Acne Surgery, Acne, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Scar Removal

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

Dr. Mark Price is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Price (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include skin cancer. Dr. Price is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Price completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Price an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Ryan Ahern works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Ahern's clinical interests include skin cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average 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. Dr. Ahern 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ahern (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Gunjan Modi sees patients in Plano, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Modi average 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modi accepts. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Modi 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 practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She 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. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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.
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