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We found 2 surgical dermatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Dr. Patrick Joseph Sniezek, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
170 Parkside Drive
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Patrick Sniezek, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO, is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sniezek include skin issues. Dr. Sniezek is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Sniezek is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Skin Issues

Dr. Vinh Quoc Chung, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery

Dr. Vinh Chung is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include skin issues. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Chung has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Skin Issues

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.