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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 practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: skin biopsy, skin surgery, and head and neck cancer. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Orengo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Orengo attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. She has received the following distinction: 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's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has a special interest in skin cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahern honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahern include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ahern (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Price (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He has a special interest in skin cancer. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Price takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Gunjan Modi is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Modi's areas of expertise include the following: nail surgery and skin cancer. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Modi accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Payal Patel is a medical specialist in 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 honors 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.