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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'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. 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

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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.