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We found 4 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Aleksandar Ljubisav Krunic, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Aleksandar Krunic's specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Krunic attended medical school at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, rosacea, and moles. Dr. Krunic has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Krunic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Italian. Dr. Krunic is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy Marie Allen Campbell, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
707 S Wood Street; Annex 220
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tracy Campbell is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She works in Barrington, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Campbell include nail surgery, cosmetic skin treatment, and laser treatment. Dr. Campbell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

Dr. Paul A Storrs, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Storrs' specialties are pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL and Palos Heights, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his practice, Dr. Storrs focuses on academic dermatology, cosmetic skin treatment, and skin cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues

Dr. Eiman Nasseri, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1740 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eiman Nasseri is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.