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We found 8 providers matching Mohs surgery and who accept United Healthcare 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. Dr. Hurst's clinical interests encompass cosmetic surgery, melanoma, and mohs surgery. She 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. Hurst honors. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Hurst performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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. 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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. Dr. Chi's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chi speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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 is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Hruza's clinical interests include birthmark, nail surgery, and cosmetic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hruza speaks Czech. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 934
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $572 - $961
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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is especially interested in cosmetic procedures and rhinoplasty. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Branham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Branham completed his residency training 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. Martha Laurin Council, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. M. Council is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Council include melanoma. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Council accepts. Her professional affiliations include 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
Dr. Lee S Portnoff, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3009 N Ballas Road; Suite 310a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lee Portnoff works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Portnoff obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 770
  • Uninsured Cost: $595 - $1,044
  • Medicare Cost: $526 - $947
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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
12855 N 40 Drive; Suite 180
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Christiansen works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christiansen takes. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,865 - $2,978
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $876
Dr. Bradley Todd Kovach, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Kovach specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Saint Louis, MO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovach honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 757
  • Uninsured Cost: $884 - $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $589 - $1,033

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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.