WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY
SUGAR LAND LOCATION
Welcome to Skin Cancer Specialists. We are honored that you have chosen us as your skin cancer experts. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for all of our patients in a timely and respectful manner.
“One of my first patients was my own mother. I diagnosed a basal cell carcinoma on her chest while still in residency and supporting her through that experience transformed the way I approach treating skin cancer in all my patients. As your surgeon, I am committed to curing your cancer, keeping you comfortable,and giving you the best cosmetic result while keeping your treatment cost-effective” –Dr. Fakhouri
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
The Mohs process can last a couple of hours. The surgery time is very short, however, the laboratory analysis of the cancer cells can take an hour or two. Feel free to bring a book or magazine or a family member or friend to keep you company. Please remember to bring your insurance card and method of payment.
WHAT IS MOHS SURGERY?
Mohs surgery is the gold standard treatment for most skin cancers. With the Mohs technique, the surgeon is able to remove the cancer cells and analyze the skin microscopically to ensure the entire cancer has been cured. Mohs surgery has a 99% cure rate for most skin cancers.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MY SURGERY?
Treat your surgery morning like a regular day. Please take all of your medicines and eat a good breakfast. Please let us know if think you may be nervous during surgery. We can prescribe you a mild sedative to be taken in the office.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY PROCEDURE?
You will meet the surgeon and nurses and have an opportunity to ask any questions. The surgeon will explain the process and the surgery will be performed with local numbing. You will not be put under and do not need a driver unless the cancer is close to your eye. The entire process takes 2-4 hours.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY PROCEDURE?
You will have some swelling and mild pain after the surgery. We recommend that you take the pain medication before the numbing wears off. Dr Fakhouri will call you from his cell phone (Connecticut number) the evening after surgery to check on you.
WILL I BE ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK?
Depending on what you do for work, you should be able to return within a few days. We will explain any restrictions you may have and provide a doctors letter.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THIS?
Yes, all insurance plans cover skin cancer treatment. However, each plan has different deductibles and coinsurance percentages. When we schedule you for surgery we will check your insurance status and give you a quote. Please understand that the quote is an estimate and that insurance deductibles are not immediately updated in the system. We will work with you if you need a payment plan. If you have any questions about quotes or scheduling, please email our scheduling coordinator: Contact@SkinCancer-Specialists.com
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY SURGERY SITE?
We will explain the wound care instructions in detail and will provide a print out. If you have any wound care questions please email our nurse: Nurse@SkinCancer-Specialists.com
Skin Cancer Specialists
17510 WEST GRAND PARKWAY SOUTH
SUGAR LAND, TX 77479
Welcome to our practice and thank you for choosing Skin Cancer Specialists for your dermatology needs!
Dr. Tarek Fakhouri & Skin Cancer Specialists Team