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Dr. Katherine Hutka Fiala, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
409 W Adams Avenue
Temple, TX

Dr. Katherine Fiala's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fiala studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars; Chief Dermatology Resident, Texas Tech, 2006-2007; and Helen Salyer Anderson Award, Outstanding Graduating Senior for Academic Achievement. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Acne, Mohs Surgery

Dr. Howard K Steinman, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
409 West Admas
Temple, TX

Dr. Howard Steinman specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Steinman is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Steinman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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.