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We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Aleksandar Ljubisav Krunic, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5140 N California Avenue, Swedish Covenant Hospital; Suite 660
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. Clarence William Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4605 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian.

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

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9933 Woods Drive; Suite 200
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Ross Levy is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Levy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise consist of nail surgery, laser treatment, and cosmetic skin treatment. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Vassilios Athanasios Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4605 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos' area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dimitropoulos include warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Dimitropoulos's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Serbian, Spanish, and Greek.

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

Dr. Gregg Morgan Menaker, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9933 Woods Drive; Suite 200
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Gregg Menaker is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Menaker attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Menaker include academic dermatology, laser treatment, and cosmetic skin treatment. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Menaker is conversant in Medical Spanish. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Glenbrook Hospital, and Highland Park Hospital.

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

Dr. Gina M Dillig, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2551 Compass Road; Suite 105
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Gina Dillig is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Dillig's clinical interests include academic dermatology, nail issues, and phototherapy (light therapy). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Dillig is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Academic Dermatology, Skin ... (Read more)

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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.