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Dr. Matthew John Trovato, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Trovato works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Trovato's clinical interests include body contouring, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Trovato graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Trovato's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Dunham Brown, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christine Brown is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, dermabrasion, and acne. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Brown attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brown include: Texas Super Doctors; AAD Continuing Medical Education Award (valid to); and Named Top Dermatologist in America by Consumer Research Council 2007-2013. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, YAG Laser Surgery, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 471
  • Charge (avg.): $1,622 - $2,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $530 - $931
Dr. Amanda Jo Wolthoff, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Surgical Dermatology
3607 Oak Lawn Avenue; Suite 200
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Wolthoff practices surgical dermatology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolthoff include facial problems, mole removal, and acne surgery. Patients rated Dr. Wolthoff highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Acne Surgery, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Acne Scars

Dr. Frank C Saporito, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Frank Saporito's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Saporito focuses on mohs surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saporito attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Saporito has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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What is Mohs 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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