We found 6 mohs skin cancer surgeons who accept Humana HMO near Louisville, KY.

Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2811 Klempner Way; Suite 345
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Andrew West's specialties are dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Louisville, KY. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. West attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1169 Eastern Parkway; Suite 2310
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Leon Kircik's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kircik is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kircik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
825 University Woods Drive; Suite #8
New Albany, IN
 

Dr. Duane Banet is a specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banet accepts. Dr. Banet attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Michael McCall is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Louisville, KY. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McCall studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
444 South First Street; Suite 100
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Robert Zax is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Zax's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
501 S 2nd Street
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Kevin O'Bryan is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Bryan honors. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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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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