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

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

Dr. Andrew West practices dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Louisville, KY. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. West is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

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Dr. Leon Hirant Kircik, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1169 Eastern Parkway; Suite 2310
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Leon Kircik is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kircik honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kircik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael William McCall Sr., MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Michael McCall practices MOHS-micrographic surgery in Louisville, KY. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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 works as a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in New Albany, IN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Banet 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's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Zax is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zax honors. He studied medicine 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 specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. O'Bryan is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.