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We found 1 surgical dermatologists who accepts Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Matthew Charles Fox, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1400 N Ih 35; Suite C2-450
Austin, TX

Dr. Matthew Fox specializes in surgical dermatology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Fox completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, cyst, and mole removal. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mohs Surgery, Excision, Mole Removal, Skin Cancer Excision, Lipoma, Cysts, Nail Avulsion, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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.