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

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Shanna B Meads MD
Specializes in General Practice, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX

Dr. Shanna Meads' areas of specialization are general practice and MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Meads is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr Mark S Wallis MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (79 ratings)
1038 S. Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX

Dr. Mark Wallis practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology in Longview, TX and Tyler, TX. His clinical interests include facial problems, accutane, and acne. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Wallis attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Voluma, CoolSculpting, CO2 Laser Treatment, SmartLipo, VI Peel, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surge ... (Read more)

William J Grabski MD
Specializes in General Practice, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 1.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX

Dr. William Grabski specializes in general practice and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grabski has a special interest in skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Grabski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Lawrence L Anderson MD
Specializes in General Practice, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX

Dr. Lawrence Anderson sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are general practice and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Anderson has an open panel. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Jason L Blaser MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (51 ratings)
1038 S. Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX

Dr. Jason Blaser specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Tyler, TX and Longview, TX. His clinical interests encompass microneedling, acne, and mohs surgery. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Blaser studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Blaser is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Acne, Mohs Surgery, Microneedling

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Average rating 3.47 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
1367 Dominion Plaza
Tyler, TX

Dr. Stephen Beck is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Beck is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 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.
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