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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Platinum near The Woodlands, TX.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 290
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Brent Shook's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Shook completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Tri Hoaiduc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9100 Forest Crossing
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Tri Nguyen sees patients in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include skin cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1055 Evergreen Circle
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tucker's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in The Woodlands, TX. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tucker include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tucker has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Academic Dermatology, Phototherapy

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 290
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Conner sees patients in Georgetown, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is especially interested in general reconstruction, skin cancer, and scar revision. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Conner attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, General Reconstruction

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 290
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Robert Cook-Norris is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Cook-Norris is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.