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Dr. Aaron Kriss Joseph, MD
Specializes in Other, Surgical Dermatology
5125 Preston Avenue; Suite 150
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Aaron Joseph's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Joseph at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in mohs surgery and skin cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Joseph has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery


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.