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We found 8 surgical dermatologists who accept Medicare near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6104 Avenue Q South Drive
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Russell Akin practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Lubbock, TX and Midland, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Akin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2202 Ithaca
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Brent Paulger is a dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paulger takes. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2202 Ithaca Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Keith Wisniewski is a surgical dermatology specialist in Lubbock, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Wisniewski has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3517 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lehman is a surgical dermatology specialist in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Lehman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3413 20th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Robert Bloom works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Bloom is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3715 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Long is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Brackeen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pathology
3615 19th Street; Pathology Department
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brackeen specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and pathology and practices in Lubbock, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Brackeen studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6104 Avenue Q South Drive
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ikue Shimizu is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Shimizu is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.