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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 in Overland Park, KS and Leawood, KS. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Her areas of expertise include basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. Dr. Spenceri honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spenceri's office for an appointment.

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

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 is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. In her practice, Dr. McCoppin focuses on melanoma and mohs surgery. Dr. McCoppin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. 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)

Dr. Thomas Lewis Hamaguchi Hocker, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Hocker works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hocker include mohs surgery. Dr. Hocker is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hocker's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Mohs Surgery

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. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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

Dr. Mark Fleischman's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fleischman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleischman accepts. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Timothy Parker's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parker is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center.

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

Dr. Glenn Goldstein is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Leawood, KS. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Shawn Sabin is a Leawood, KS physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabin accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She 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.