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We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Clarence William Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include warts, moles, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Dr. Brown studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vassilios Athanasios Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Dimitropoulos is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dimitropoulos attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Eczema, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca C Tung, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Tung's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: moles, laser treatment, and cosmetic skin treatment. Her professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and MetroHealth. Dr. Tung accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Tung attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Skin Cancer, Flap Reconstruction, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Jay Goulder, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
500 E Ogden; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Goulder's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Goulder is especially interested in facial reconstruction, laser resurfacing, and mohs surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goulder accepts. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Goulder is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Vincent Kolbusz, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2500 S Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kolbusz is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Kolbusz has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
708 Midwest Club Parkway
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. George Engel practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Engel completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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.