We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Tyler, TX.

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Dr. Mark Stewart Wallis, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1038 S. Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Mark Wallis sees patients in Longview, TX and Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Wallis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His clinical interests include facial problems, CO2 laser treatment, and mole removal. Patient ratings for Dr. Wallis average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallis accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: CO2 Laser Treatment, Acne Surgery, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Collagen ... (Read more)

Dr. Shanna Burris Meads, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Shanna Meads specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Meads accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Dr. Jason L Blaser, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1038 S. Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jason Blaser specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Blaser is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Lawrence L Anderson, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Anderson is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. William Grabski's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Grabski is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grabski include skin cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Beck sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Beck graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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