We found 4 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orengo include chemical peels, skin biopsy, and skin surgery. 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. She 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. Dr. Orengo welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mark A Price, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Price is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Price (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. In his practice, Dr. Price focuses on skin cancer. Dr. Price's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Price a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Ryan W Ahern, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Ahern is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Ahern (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. Dr. Ahern is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahern's training includes residency programs at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahern takes. Dr. Ahern's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Payal Patel is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: 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.
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