We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana near Skokie, IL.

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Dr. Aleksandar Ljubisav Krunic, PhD, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5140 N California Avenue, Swedish Covenant Hospital; Suite 660
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Aleksandar Krunic is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Krunic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: rosacea, moles, and acne. Dr. Krunic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krunic honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Krunic has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Clarence W Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4605 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Clarence Brown practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include warts, moles, and acne. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gregg Menaker is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Skokie, IL. His areas of expertise include laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Menaker attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment

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

Dr. Ross Levy is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include laser treatment. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Levy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Laser Treatment

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

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Darien, IL, Skokie, IL, and Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Dimitropoulos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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