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We found 4 surgical dermatologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Aleksandar Krunic is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Krunic's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, rosacea, and moles. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krunic has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Krunic (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Carolyn I Jacob, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
20 West Kinzie Street; Suite 1130
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Jacob sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacob include moles, acne, and atopic dermatitis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Jacob graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for her residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Botox Injection, Atopic Dermatitis, Acne, Laser Surgery, Liposuction

Dr. Charles Zugerman, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
676 North Saint Clair Street; Suite 1840
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Charles Zugerman works as a surgical dermatologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zugerman include rosacea, moles, and spider veins. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zugerman accepts. He is accepting new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Zugerman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean-Christophe Lapiere, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
737 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 2310
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jean-Christophe Lapiere practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laser surgery, mohs surgery, and sclerotherapy. Dr. Lapiere accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Lapiere speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery

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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.