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

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

Dr. Leon Kircik's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kircik accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kircik's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Andrew West is a specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Louisville, KY. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. West is affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

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

Dr. Kevin O'Bryan is a Louisville, KY physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Bryan takes.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
800 Zorn Avenue
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Johnathon Edge is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Edge is professionally affiliated with Louisville VA Medical Center.

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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 practices pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banet studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
444 S 1st Street
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Robert Zax is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Zax has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.
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