We found 5 providers matching Mohs surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Eva Ann Hurst, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eva Hurst's areas of specialization are dermatological immunology and MOHS-micrographic surgery; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery, melanoma, and mohs surgery. Dr. Hurst takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 863
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,510 - $3,456
  • Medicare Cost: $476 - $909
Dr. Gregory H Branham, BS, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Branham's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is especially interested in cosmetic procedures and rhinoplasty. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Branham takes. Dr. Branham's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jeonhwan Chi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Chi is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Chi performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chi speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George J Hruza, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14377 Woodlake Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. George Hruza's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, and skin cancer. Dr. Hruza's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hruza honors. Dr. Hruza is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Czech. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 934
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $572 - $961
Dr. Martha Laurin Council, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. M. Council's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Council's clinical interests encompass melanoma. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Council is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Nail Surgery, Rosacea, Tattoo Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 558
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,510 - $3,458
  • Medicare Cost: $509 - $898

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What is Mohs 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.