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We found 8 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Leawood, KS.

Dr. Elizabeth Arnold Spenceri, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
11550 Granada Lane
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Spenceri is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Her areas of clinical interest consist of basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spenceri attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Spenceri trained at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Spenceri's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Surgical Procedures, Skin Cancer Surgery, Melanoma

Dr. Thomas Lewis Hamaguchi Hocker, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6901 West 121st Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Hocker's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Overland Park, KS. He is especially interested in mohs surgery. Dr. Hocker is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Mohs Surgery

Dr. Holly Hare McCoppin, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Holly McCoppin's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include melanoma and mohs surgery. Dr. McCoppin honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Moles, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Hylaform, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, Laser Hair ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
11550 Granada Lane
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Mark Fleischman is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fleischman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mark Andrew Cohen, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 230
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Mark Cohen's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Dr. Timothy Lee Parker, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6901 West 121st Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Parker specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Parker has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Parker accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Glenn David Goldstein, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
11550 Granada Lane
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Glenn Goldstein is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Leawood, KS. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
11550 Granada Lane
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Shawn Sabin's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabin is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Sabin has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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.