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

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

Dr. Clarence Brown is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, moles, and acne. Dr. Brown has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He 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)

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

Dr. Ross Levy is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include laser treatment. Dr. Levy accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Levy attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Laser Treatment

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

Dr. Gregg Menaker is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Skokie, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Menaker include laser treatment. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menaker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment

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

Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL. His areas of expertise include warts, chemical peels, and moles. Dr. Dimitropoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Dimitropoulos attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian.

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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.