Mohs Surgery Specialist

Texas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Katy, TX

MOHS surgery is a preferred form of skin cancer removal. Texas Dermatology is highly experienced in MOHS surgery and offers treatment to patients in Katy, Texas.

Mohs Surgery Q & A

How Does Mohs Surgery Work?

MOHS Process

What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery, also referred to as Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), is a procedure using both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancers in a physician’s office. Mohs is performed by cutting horizontal pieces of tissue from the bottom layer of the skin tumor. After the precise cut is made, the culture is immediately stained and examined under a microscope. Repeated saucer-shaped layers of tissue are removed and examined until no more skin cancer can be seen in the sample. If more cancer cells are seen under the microscope, tissue is removed at the site of involvement. Once the cancer has been fully removed, we will determine the type of repair for the best cosmetic result.

How Long Does The Surgery Take?

Mohs micrographic surgery is an outpatient procedure done in a doctor's office under local anesthetic. On the day of your procedure, you should expect to be in the medical office for several hours. Depending on how large or difficult your skin cancer is, more time may be required for complete excision. It is not always possible to predict ahead of time how long the procedure will take. Your doctor will discuss this with you ahead of time.

What Areas Are Treatable By Mohs?

Depending on the specific patient and tumor type, Mohs surgery may treat any area of the body, but it's primarily used for the treatment of head and neck basal and squamous cell skin cancers. It is also very useful for skin cancers in difficult areas such as the nose, lips, and ears, where it is important to remove a minimal amount of uninvolved tissue. Hands and feet can benefit from MMS as well to minimize scarring. MMS is very effective for the treatment of tumors that were previously removed and have regrown at the same site.

Texas Dermatology is pleased to accept your insurance. Please remember that insurance coverage is a contract that exists between you and your insurer. Patients are responsible for copays, co-insurance, and deductibles under their specific insurance policy. It is the policy of Texas Dermatology to collect co-pays and deductible amounts at the time of service.

From the Texas Health Exchange - We accept the following:

  • BlueAdvantage HMO- (With Referral) BAV Network
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace

    Texas Dermatology is not contracted, and is therefore out of network for the following Texas exchange plans and any other exchange plan not specifically listed above:

  • AARP
    Aetna Medicare
    Assurant Health
    Beech Street
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Care Improvement Plus
    Cigna Connect HMO
    Coventry Health Care
    First Health
    Galaxy Health Network
    Great West Health Care